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Check this page for a quick overview of news highlights and content, of particular interest to veterans. Read: UK Armed Forces Veterans ID card launches today Watch: Why you should hire a veteran...


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’ Gateway begins new proactive call service to support ex-forces community

Veterans' Gateway , the first port of call for veterans' support, has begun a new outreach service this week, for those who have served in the armed forces. Supported by £108,000 of funding from the...


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...


Beat the January blues with #BrewMonday

Blue Monday, 21st January, is known as one of the most difficult days of the year. But it doesn't have to be. This January Samaritans are encouraging serving personnel, veterans and families to...


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...


Veterans’ Gateway provides support for mental health and employment

At Veterans' Gateway, we know that combat situations, combined with the difficulties of returning to civilian life can lead to a range of mental health issues, from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder...


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...


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...