Veterans UK is part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD). It provides essential support services to the armed forces and veterans including: allowances, pensions, compensation payments to those injured or bereaved through service 1 to 1 veterans welfare support.
Pension forms are produced by the Veterans UK and are available here.
For help and information on your armed forces pension please ring the Veterans UK JPAC on telephone: 0800 085 3600 or write to: Veterans UK JPAC Enquiry Centre, Mail Point 480, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street Glasgow G2 8EX
Grants & Loans
The Royal British Legion can provide support ex-Servicemen and their dependents who are suffering financially, and are also there for those who need urgent assistance to get through a temporary crisis, such as homelessness.
For any of the services listed below, please contact the helpline on 0808 802 8080, who will be able to put you in contact with your local welfare representative.
The experience of traumatic events through Combat Operations leave a significant number of our Veterans with deep psychological wounds which civilians find hard to understand.
Many feel isolated and laden with guilt, questioning why they survived when their brothers did not.
Seeking help is not a sign of weakness. Many have had the same experiences as you.
Nic Fothergill, Psychologist and Vietnam Veteran's developing aggressive behaviour, was a product of repressed memories that eventually dragged him into a state of emotional breakdown 20 years after the war.
"Every soldier - male or female- who goes into war, is going to be damaged in some way, permanently," says Fothergill. And, regardless of today's advanced combat technology that promises "swift resolutions", we are still seeing psychological casualties among troops.
As a lecturer in PTSD, he produced a series of highly acclaimed videos, exploring and explaining the cause and effects of PTSD, and how we may deal with it. These are now being widely used in the UK, to help give a better understanding.
Combat Stress provides a service for our Veterans and support to their families that is not available through the NHS for those suffering from PTSD
PTSD is a complex and debilitating condition that can affect every aspect of your life. The experience of traumatic events through Combat Operations leave a significant number of our Veterans with deep psychological wounds which civilians find hard to understand. Many feel isolated and laden with guilt, questioning why they survived when their brothers did not. Seeking help is not a sign of weakness. Many have had the same experiences as you.
Caring for a loved one who is suffering from PTSD can often be extremely hard for you at times. Trying to keep a calm and untroubled environment for them when you cannot control outside influences...
Most civilians, whether it's work colleagues or other family members, have little or no understanding of the effects of PTSD. It is important, that close family should be made aware, as the sufferer finds it hard just dealing with their own problems. There are Carer Support Groups who are there to help you and others, in the same position as you for you to talk to.