There is a list of benefits and concessions for those who serve, or have served, in the Armed Forces. Check the financial help available for Armed Forces veterans and their families.
ARMED FORCES BENEFITS UK: Information in this guide applies to:
The list of financial help available for people in the military and Armed Forces is considerable. The benefits and concessions also extend out to veterans and to their families.
This information and guidelines should help you find what financial help is available. But, the amount of support you get will depend on your particular situation. The sections may include contact details for organisations that can help you further.
So, what financial benefits and concessions are available for Armed Forces personnel? Veterans, those serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants may get help from various sources, including:
Note: The topics below get updated on a regular basis. Select those which relate to your situation the most and follow the links for extra guidance.
INJURED WHILE SERVING: Were you injured, or were you ill, while serving in the armed forces or reserve forces? Then most likely you can claim for armed forces injury. Find out exactly who can claim and how.
COMPENSATION TRIBUNAL: The section explains the War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Tribunal process. Find out how to appeal a war pension decision, the deadline, and what happens at a hearing.
PENSIONS CALCULATOR: Those who served in the armed forces could be eligible for an armed forces pension. You can use the armed forces pension calculator to work out and forecast the amount you might get.
WAR WIDOW'S & WIDOWER'S PENSIONS: Did your partner die before the 6th of April 2005 during HM Armed Forces service or in war time? Find out how the War Widow(er) Pension helps widows and widowers.
DISABILITY AND SICKNESS BENEFITS: You can get financial help if you are disabled or in poor health. Check the list of benefits available for adults and children with disabilities or illness.
GETTING A COPY: The section explains how to apply to get a copy of military service records. Find out who can apply, how long the process takes, and the costs involved.
WILLS: You can search for the will of a soldier who died while serving in the British armed forces between 1850 and 1986. To find a soldier's will you must know their last name and the year of death.
Armed Forces Benefits and Concessions for Veterans and their Families in the United Kingdom