Higher Compensation for injured service personnel Armed Forces Compensation.... The SoS for Defence has announced compensation for injured service personnel will increase to Â£570K with an additional income for life. The devil will, of course, be in the detail. Is this new money or is it being taken from an existing welfare budget? Will it be a flash-in-the-pan measure whose effectiveness will later be diluted, as with other soundbite policies? Who will not be eligible? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/uk/7510490.stm http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/frontline/2305099/Compensation-paid-to-injured-soldiers-to-be-doubled.html http://www.mod.uk/defenceinternet/aboutdefence/whatwedo/personnel/welfare/servicepersonnelcommandpaper.htm The Minister is currently announcing the measure to the House (Statement: Service Personnel Command Paper).