When you're injured or ill

You may be able to get support when you have a condition related to your Qualifying Service.

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What to do if you're injured or ill

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1. Visit your health care provider

Visit your health care provider—this will most likely be your GP. They'll help you with your immediate health and wellbeing needs.

Discuss with your health care provider if your condition may be because of Qualifying Service.

Conditions we cover

2. Apply for treatment and support

If you think your condition is related to Qualifying Service you should apply for treatment and support from us.

Qualifying Service explained

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. Send the application form and any supporting information to us.

Which application form you need to use will depend on when you served.

When you servedForm to use
Before 1 April 1974 or in Viet Nam Disablement Pension application form [PDF, 633 KB]
After 31 March 1974 Scheme 2 Support application form [PDF, 391 KB]

Find out more about our specific healthcare entitlements:

Treatment

Mental Health Treatment

Hearing Aids

 

Support during treatment and rehabilitation

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If you served before 1 April 1974 or in Viet Nam

Qualifying Service explained

You may be able to get:

Weekly Income Compensation—if you can't work full time from injury or illness. This doesn't need to be because of service

Travel for Treatment and Rehabilitation—travel support if you have to travel for treatment or rehabilitation related to your service-related conditions

Veterans Independence Programme—support to help maintain your independence in your home

Social Rehabilitation—to enable you to live your best life possible

Vocational Rehabilitation—to help you transfer your skills and education to build a rewarding and sustainable civilian career.

Impairment compensation

You may be able to get financial compensation if you have a service-related condition.

Disablement Pension

If you served after 31 March 1974 on Qualifying Operational Service

Qualifying Operational Service explained

You may be able to get:

Weekly Compensation—for those with a service-related condition that stops them working full-time

Travel for Treatment and Rehabilitation—travel support if you have to travel for treatment or rehabilitation

Veterans Independence Programme—support to help maintain your independence in your home

Social Rehabilitation—to enable you to live your best life possible

Vocational Rehabilitation—to help you transfer your skills and education to build a rewarding and sustainable civilian career.

Impairment compensation

Depending on when your service-related condition happened you may be able to get financial compensation.

When your service-related-injury happenedFinancial support
31 March 1974-1 April 2002 Independence Allowance
After 1 April 2002 Lump Sum for Permanent Impairment