This page has a selection of Welfare agencies who might be able to assist you should you require such assistance.
Please note that the PCS Branch REA is not responsible for the content or reliability of any of these agencies and should not be considered as an endorsement of any kind.
This is an Executive Agency of the MOD. It provides services to war disablement pensioners, war widows, their dependants and carers and other veterans; in recognition of the many extraordinary and unique personal sacrifices made in defence of the nation. The Agency can assist you with:
- War Pensions
- Pensions and Benefits
- Service Record
- Military Graves
- Help and Advise
Forces Pension Society
Open to all ranks of HM Forces, whether serving or retired, the aims of the Society are to procure, where equitable, improvements in the Armed Forces Pension Scheme for members of the Society, their widows, widowers and dependants, and to advise and assist them on Service Retired Pay and Service pension problems.
Royal British Legion
The Royal British Legion is the UK’s leading charity safeguarding the welfare, interests and memory of those who have served in the Armed Forces and their dependants. It provides financial, social and emotional support to millions and its benevolence spans all age groups from the oldest to the very young.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7973 7200
Royal Engineers Benevolence
Royal Engineers Benevolence is a fund aimed at looking after those, former Sappers, their wives or widows and their dependant children who are in need of benevolence (defined as “severe financial distress”).
As a rule the Fund do not repay debts or for funerals. It usually provides benefits to elderly pensioners or families with disabled children. If you find yourself in “severe financial distress” you may make an application for assistance from:
The Controller (RE Benevolence)
Tel: 01634 847005
Army Benevolent Fund
The Army Benevolent Fund is committed to the welfare of Regular and Territorial Army personnel, those who are no longer serving, and their families, when they are in real need.
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
6-20 Elizabeth Street
London SW1W 9RB
Tel: 0207 901 8900
Fax: 0207 901 8901
Soldiers Sailors Airman Families Association
SSAFA is a national charity which helps serving and ex-Service men, women and their families in need. They are committed to helping people in need, suffering or distress, regardless of age or condition.
4 St Dunstan’s Hill
Tel: 020 7730 6201
Tel: 0800 731 4880