guys am looking for advise please. I left the army in 2008 after nine operational tours as infantry. Six in NI & three in Iraq. Since leaving have been very ill with hardly any work. I was awarded a small lump sum under the AFCS but not a War Pension. Feel totally dejected. I attend the Charity Combat Stress at a treatment centre as a short stay in patient for a week three times a year. Which helps and I can't thank CS they have saved my life I would not be there if it was not for them. I want to appeal the small lump sum but have been told I have to write into the SPVA at Norcross giving full details on why I want to appeal it. I would be better off leaving the UK burning my passport and sneaking back in and would be looked after better as an Asylum Seeker. Has anybody else any joy in doing a PAT (Pensions Appeal Tribunal) & any advise please. Thank you very much indeed.