Your pension entitlements will depend on which Armed Forces pension scheme you are in, the degree of injury and whether the illness or injury is attributable to service.
If you have served less than two years and your illness or injury is not attributable to service, you will not be entitled to any pension benefits.
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Go to Medical discharge to find out more about your entitlements under the Armed Forces Pension schemes.
You may be entitled to payments under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, the War Pension Scheme and the Armed Forces Attributable scheme if your illness or injury is considered attributable to service.
See War pensions and compensation to find out about your entitlements if your injury or illness is considered to be caused by service.
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For information about state benefits that you might be able to claim, see our page on Disability, grants and benefits.
If you need help understanding your options or making a claim contact the The Royal British Legion, Veterans UK (formerly SPVA) or the Forces Pensions Society.