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Armed Forces: Compensation

Volume 703: debated on Monday 30 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What compensation is paid to members of the Armed Forces for (a) the loss of a leg; (b) the loss of an arm; and (c) the loss of sight in an eye while on active service. [HL4304]

The levels of compensation paid under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme vary significantly according to severity and type of injury. For example, a larger amount of compensation is paid for an above the knee amputation than is paid for a below the knee amputation. Full details of the levels of compensation paid under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme are contained in the statutory instrument, the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) Order 2005 (2005 No 439) (which is available at: www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2005/20050439.htm) as then subsequently amended by SI 2006/1438; SI 2007/2609 and SI 2008/39.