Support for Korean & Second World War veterans & families
Supplementary War Service Gratuity (Second World War & Korea)
Supplementary War Service Gratuity is a supplement to the War Service Gratuity. It can be awarded for service men and women who:
- were disabled from service in the Second World War or Korean War
- didn't serve long enough to receive £200 in War Service Gratuity
- have a War Disablement Pension (or did while living).
If the service person has passed away, the next-of-kin may be able to claim it:
- Supplementary War Service Gratuity (factsheet) [PDF, 71 KB]
- Supplementary War Service Gratuity (veteran application) [PDF, 47 KB]
- Supplementary War Service Gratuity (next-of-kin application) [PDF, 48 KB].
Entitlements & services (Veterans' Support Act)
You may qualify for support under the Veterans' Support Act as a veteran, or as family of a veteran.
For a veteran of the Second World War, an injury or illness may be automatically accepted as service-related if:
- the veteran was imprisoned for any length of time during the Second World War; and
- the condition's on list of conclusively presumed conditions for prisoners of war during the Second Wold War.