Armed Forces Compensation Scheme: Coronavirus

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 1st February 2021.

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Photo of Sarah Atherton Sarah Atherton Conservative, Wrexham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether armed forces personnel exposed to covid-19 in the course of their duties will be able to claim compensation under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)

The Armed Forces Compensation Scheme provides compensation for injury, illness, or death which was caused by service in the UK Armed Forces on or after 6 April 2005. Personnel who believe they have contracted Covid-19 in the course of their duties may apply for compensation from the Scheme, as they would with any other injury or illness caused by Service. The Armed Forces Pension scheme also provides benefits for injury, illness, or death, regardless of the cause of illness or death.

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