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Personalised care for veterans in England

NHS England, NHS Improvement and the MOD have published  a new approach to personalised care for veterans with a long term physical, mental or neurological condition. What do the changes...


Battle Back Centre Veterans' Courses 2019/20

The Royal British Legion Battle Back Centre has developed a new five-day residential course for veterans. The course is specifically focused on the needs of veterans, but will have many of the...


Free travel for veterans in London

Eligible veterans can use London’s travel system for free by using a Veterans Oyster photocard. The photocard can be used on bus, Tube, tram, London Overground, TFL Rail, and most National Rail...


Veterans to keep military ID, easing their access to services

Service personnel leaving the Armed Forces are now able to keep their military ID, known as the MOD form 90, and use it in their civilian life, Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood...


Are you based overseas and receiving the correct pension payments?

If you are an overseas member of the Armed Forces Pension Schemes (AFPS), and receiving pension payments from Defence Business Services (DBS) Veterans UK, you need to inform them of any changes in...


Could you have an unclaimed Service pension?

If you served after April 1975, you could have a preserved pension. AFPS 75 pensions earned before April 2005 are payable when you are 60 years old, but you won't receive it automatically - you have...


Sign up for the new National Insurance credits for spouses or civil partners

As part of its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) introduced a new National Insurance credits initiative, in April 2016. Its aim is to support spouses...


Veterans to receive cyber security training in new MOD scheme

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) and not-for-profit TechVets have launched a training programme (ongoing as of 2019) to train the next generation of cyber warriors and technology experts. The cyber...


Are you a carer and do you need the right information now?

In the UK over 1.3 million people provide over 50 hours of care per week. And those caring for veterans may face additional difficulties, due to life-changing injuries that make day-to-day living...


New research study with Help for Heroes works with Armed Forces family members to promote mental wellbeing

Worried about the mental health of a veteran, or serving member of the Armed Forces who is close to you? Help for Heroes, and the King's Centre for Military Health Research (HALO), are inviting the...