What is Armed Forces Independent Payment (AFIP)?
Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) was introduced as part of the Welfare Reform Act 2012 and provides financial support to seriously injured service personnel and veterans to cover the extra costs they may have as a result of their injury.
Can I get AFIP?
You might be eligible for AFIP if:
- You were injured on or after 6 April 2005, and
- You are entitled to a Guaranteed Income Payment of 50% or higher through the Armed Forces Compensation SchemeOpens in new window.
Unlike many other allowances, if you are eligible for AFIP you are not required to undergo an initial assessment or any future assessments and payments will continue throughout your life.
AFIP is a non-means tested benefit and is not affected by earnings, other income or savings, but you cannot receive AFIP if you already receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS).
More information on who is eligible for AFIP and how to apply can be found on the Veterans UK websiteOpens in new window or by calling 0808 1914 2 18.
How much can I receive?
As of 13 April 2022, the mobility element of this allowance is £64.50 per week, which is the same rate as DLA and PIP.
If you are using the Car Search, WAV Search or Scooter and Powered Wheelchair Search, please refer to the DLA/PIP option when making your allowance choice on the relevant option.