Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 30th April 2018.

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Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Conservative, Plymouth, Moor View

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 17 of the Quinquennial Review of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme ‘One Year On’ Report, published on 9 April 2018, what estimate he has made of the number of service personnel with (a) the most serious injuries and (b) brain injuries that will qualify for the (i) uplift of the top tariff level 1 award and (ii) increase the cap on the cumulative lump sum for multiple awards.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Holding answer received on 27 April 2018

The amendments to Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) legislation from 9 April 2018 are not retrospective. Eligible Service personnel who make AFCS claims from 9 April 2018 will benefit from the uplifts and increases in compensation values.

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