Who can claim?
Claims are possible if you were born:
- Between 1 January 1949 and 31 December 1982, your parent was recruited in the UK and must have been employed in Crown service at the date of your birth.
- After 1 January 1983, a UK-born grandfather* must have been employed in Crown service at the date of your relevant parent's birth.
* As the law currently stands, claims only come from a UK-born grandfather, as gender discrimination in the grandparent generation has not yet been eliminated. We anticipate that legislation will be passed to allow claims to come from a UK-born grandmother.
The broadening of the scope of “designated service”
After recent research by Philip Gamble, and a successful application on behalf of a client in December 2014, "designated service" can now reasonably include:
- The Salvation Army
- The Australia, New Zealand and Malaya Defence Organisation
- The NAAFI
- The Red Cross
- The YMCA and YWCA
- The Church Army
- The Seaman’s Missions