Specific Benefits for Veterans


Life in the Armed Forces can have its unique challenges that can lead to financial problems. Moving regularly, loved ones being away, re-joining civilian life and coping with post-traumatic stress disorder.


There are specific benefits available and the Royal British Legion can advise on areas like War Pensions, the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and disability claims and tribunals.


Civilian Benefits Calculator

There could be standard civilian financial help available to you through welfare benefits. Use the RBL  free and easy-to-use calculator below to help you check what you might be entitled to.


You may be entitled to certain benefits if you are:

  • Unemployed and looking for work
  • In work and on a low income
  • Bringing up children
  • Ill or have a disability
  • Care for someone
  • Retired


List of benefits available

The Citizens Advice is a wealth of information on what other benefits are available for serving or veterans of the UK Armed Forces and their families. Including:

  • Child Benefit
  • Statutory Sick Pay
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Sure Start Maternity Grant
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • tax credits.
  • Council Tax Relief
  • Armed Forces Pensions
  • Help with School Fees and Child Care Costs
  • Free and Reduced Travel, and special Memorial Travel opportunities
  • Forces Rail Cards includes veterans on war pensions
  • Forces Discounts and Training Opportunities


Other financial assistance or grants

There are many more ways for financial assistance from a number of organisations who can assist with managing debt or supplying goods or grants. SSAFA as an example can supply essential household goods such as cooker, fridge, sofa. As well as allocate a case worker to help you work through what is available to you as benefits or grants, and involve debt management charities to alleviate the pain of any repayments you may owe elsewhere.






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