Armed Forces Financial Support

Below are details of organisations that can provide financial advice for Forces personnel, veterans and their families.

Royal British Legion

They offer a range of financial assistance services, including benefits and money advice, grants and loans. If you have a compensation claim arising from your Service the Legion can help you through the process under the War Pensions Scheme or the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

Website: www.britishlegion.org.uk

Veterans UK

They provide a full range of information for people injured, disabled or bereaved by the service, including details of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, War Disablement Pensions and Armed Forces Pensions.

Website: www.veterans-uk.info

Royal Artillery Charitable Fund

Supports all serving and retired Gunners, their families and dependants, and the families and dependants of deceased Gunners.

One off or recurrent grants are given for all essential needs. The only exceptions are: legal fees and private medical treatment. Advice is given on all welfare and benevolence matters.

Tel: 01633 242628
Email: 104RA-RHQ-ROSO@mod.uk

The Royal Artillery Association 

Supports Royal Artillery Veterans and Royal Artillery serving soldiers and their families. Material and financial support to serving and veterans Royal Artillery service personnel on a case by case basis Royal Artillery Veterans and Royal Artillery serving soldiers and their families. Material and financial support to serving and veterans Royal Artillery service personnel on a case by case basis 

Tel: 01874 613861
Email: jamie.sage200@mod.uk
Website: www.theraa.co.uk

Benefits 

You may be entitled to some benefits such as housing or child benefit.

Many factors will affect your entitlement to benefits. Help is available with applications, appeals and to identify entitlements. Please let us know what support you require.

Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) are introducing a new benefit for injured service or ex-service personnel. This aims to simplify and streamline the financial support system for members of the Armed Forces who have been seriously injured as a result of their service.

This new benefit will be called the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) and will be introduced from 8th April 2013.

Website: www.veterans-uk.info

CAB

The Citizens Advice service offers practical, up-to-date information and advice on a wide range of topics, including; debt, benefits, housing, legal, discrimination, employment, immigration, consumer and other problems.

Discount Services

Sign up to this discount service for members of the Armed Forces, their families and Veterans to make savings both online and on the high street.

Website: www.defencediscountservice.co.uk

Holidays for Heroes

A Jersey charity whose aim is to provide a week’s holiday on the beautiful island, to any past or present member of HM Forces injured, in mind or body, whilst during or resulting from their service.

Website: www.hols4heroesjersey.org.je

Forces Compare

Forces Compare is an independent search engine that specialises in offering unique discounts on financial / legal services for both serving and veterans, from a select group of highly reputable, military finance / insurance  specialists.

Founded and run by ex-serving members of HM Armed Forces and is based in Bristol.

Website: www.forcescompare.uk

Last Modified: 16/12/2019
For more information contact:

Armed Forces Community Covenant

Tel: 01495 762200

Email: armedforces@torfaen.gov.uk

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