Self help

Unclaimed Service Pensions

If you served in the Armed Forces after April 1975, you could have an unclaimed pension. AFPS 75 pensions earned before April 2005 are payable at age 60. To claim your preserved pension, go to the...


Universal Credit in England and Wales

Universal Credit is a single monthly payment for unemployed people or people on low incomes. It replaced several other benefits as a way to unify the money that people receive. You can currently...


Universal Credit in Northern Ireland

Universal Credit is a single monthly payment for unemployed people or people on low incomes. It was introduced Northern Ireland as a replacement for several other benefits. The aim is to unify and...


Universal Credit in Scotland

Universal Credit is a single monthly payment for unemployed people or people on low incomes. It replaced several other benefits as a way to unify the money that people receive. You can currently...


Veterans Medical Fund

We're sorry that the funds provided to these programmes have now been fully assigned. This means that the Royal British Legion's Veterans' Medical Fund Programme is not accepting new...


Veterans to keep military ID, easing their access to services

Update 8th January 2020 *We aim to launch phase 2 to the wider veteran community, as soon as is practical, enabling existing veterans to apply for a card. Information on how to apply will be released...


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...


Veterans Trauma Network

Did you know that, in England and Wales, you can use the Veterans Trauma Network (VTN) to access NHS Healthcare?   The Veterans Trauma Network consists of twelve NHS Veterans Trauma centres...


Veterans' Welfare Service - support for those receiving a war pension or compensation

If you receive a War Pension, or money from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, you are entitled to support from the MoD Veterans Welfare Scheme (VWS) . Veterans UK provide this service. How can I...


Veterans’ Housing Advice

Veterans' Gateway - Access to Housing Advice The Veterans' Housing Advice service, initially provided by the Cobseo group of charities, and delivered by The Royal British Legion, Connect Assist and...