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Financial help - information for veterans

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Veterans' Gateway

Veterans' Gateway is the first point of contact for veterans seeking support. It's made up of a number of military charities and can put you in touch with organisations who can help further.

Phone: 0808 802 1212 (24 hours a day, 365 days a year)

VisitVeterans' Gateway website

Veterans UK

Veterans UK administers the Armed Forces pension schemes and compensation payments for those injured or bereaved through service. It is responsible for the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, War Disablement Pensions, Armed Forces Pensions, and the Veterans Welfare Service. Veterans UK is part of the Ministry of Defence.

Phone: 0808 1914 218

Visit: Veterans UK website

Veterans Welfare Service

The Veterans Welfare Service provides welfare support for veterans of any age, and their families, through the Veterans Welfare Service and the Veterans UK helpline.

Phone: 0808 1914 218

Visit: Veterans Welfare Service website

Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion provides support to members of the Armed Forces community who may need financial support. Whether you're in need of urgent assistance to get through a temporary crisis, or need help at home, they may be able to help with a grant.

Phone: 0808 802 8080

Visit: Royal British Legion website


Finchale is an independent charity providing specialist support programmes for veterans and their families across the north east. This includes debt, housing, vocational training, CV building, cover letters, relationships, employment, addiction counselling, mental and physical health assistance, benefits, and education.

Phone: 0191 386 2634

Visit: Finchale website


Turn2us is a national charity helping people when times get tough. They provide financial support to help people get back on track.

Phone: 0808 802 2000 (9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday except Bank Holidays)

Visit: Turn2Us website

The Veterans Charity

The Veterans Charity provides fast, direct support to veterans facing hardship and distress. They supply essential items including food shopping, clothing, household goods like kitchenware and appliances, as well as furniture and even mobile phones to aid vital communication.

Phone: 01271 859211

Visit: The Veterans Charity website

ABF The Soldiers' Charity

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the national charity of the British Army, providing a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans, and their immediate families when they are in need.

Phone: 0207 901 8900

Visit: The Soldiers' Charity website

The Officers' Association

The Officers’ Association provides support and advice to former officers and their dependents on a variety of matters including employment, finances, housing, health, wellbeing, volunteering, and maintaining a social life.

Phone: 0117 906 3580

Visit: The Officers' Association website

The Money Advice Service

The Money Advice Service was set up by the government and gives free and impartial advice.

Phone: 0800 138 7777

Visit: Money Advice Service website

Citizens Advice

There are many different kinds of financial help available for people in the Armed Forces, veterans, and their families. The Citizens Advice website can help you to find out what financial help might be available to you, depending on your situation. You can find organisations which might be able to help you further.

Visit: Citizens Advice website

Forces Pension Society

The Forces Pension Society is a not-for-profit organisation fighting and campaigning for Service pensions rights for the Armed Forces and their families.

Phone: 020 7820 9988

Visit: Forces Pension Society website

Church Homeless Trust

Church Homeless Trust is a grant-giving organisation that helps homeless people to rebuild their lives. They provide grants for clothing, travel, and group activities, and for furniture and household essentials when people move into a home of their own.

Visit: Church Homeless Trust website

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