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Soldiering on Awards, 2018

On 20th April, the Rt Hon Earl Howe welcomed finalists, nominators and sponsors to a glittering awards ceremony for the 2018 Soldiering On Awards. At the start of the evening the Prime Minister...


Free Defence Privilege Card offers online and high street discounts to veterans

Veterans' Gateway has partnered with The Defence Discount Service (DDS) to offer free discount cards to eligible members of the Armed Forces community. Clients could save £100's if not £1000's each...


Get your finances squared away with the help of Veterans’ Gateway

This January we want to help sort your resolutions military style. We'll be focussing on different topics throughout the month and this week it's finances. At Veterans' Gateway we receive many calls...


New research on accomodation for veterans

New research from the University of York highlights how some vulnerable former Servicemen and women slip through the net and end up homeless after leaving the Armed Forces. Veterans reported that...


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 Be 'Formally Recognised With Official ID Cards'

Britain's 2.5 million veterans are to be formally recognised with their own IDs to show they served in the armed forces. Ex-military personnel will be issued with a new type of driving licence...


Pension Awareness Day: 5 top tips

Since the launch of the Veterans' Gateway pensions advice is one of our most commonly queried subjects. With many veterans and their families unaware of their service pension status, we have worked...


Successful partnership between the RAF Benevolent Fund and Relate extends relationship counselling service to veterans

Now entering its eighth year, the RAF Benevolent Fund's partnership with relationship counselling service Relate has been so successful the service is being extended to include veterans and their...


Launch of the Transition, Intervention and Liaison mental health service for veterans and Armed Forces personnel approaching discharge

On 1 April 2017, NHS England is launching the Transition, Intervention and Liaison (TIL) mental health service. Provided across England, the service seeks to increase the access to, and treatment of...


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...