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Seriously injured veterans to get financial support for life

A new benefit will mean that seriously injured armed forces veterans will be guaranteed financial support of around £7,000 a year for life.

In April 2013, the Ministry of Defence and Department for Work and Pensions will introduce the Armed Forces Independence Payment, a brand new benefit for members of the Armed Forces and former members of the Armed Forces who have been seriously injured as a result of their service.

In recognition of their immense sacrifice serving their country this will ensure that they receive around £7,000 in financial support every year for the rest of their life. This is in addition to the financial support they receive through the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

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