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Financial assistance

The Legion helps to ease the burden of financial pressure for thousands of Service and ex-Service people every year, putting extra money back in your pocket. We provide specialist compensation advice, can help with debt and emergency situations, and support you through grants and loans.  

Are you struggling to pay your debts?

Debt can overwhelm anyone, and it puts untold pressure on individuals and households. If your debts are mounting up and you're worried about how to pay them, the Legion's Benefits and Money Advice service can help. 

Our advisers offer free, impartial and confidential advice that will help you to manage and in some cases even get the debt written off.

It has helped me and my husband to look forward to the future debt free.

Need help to claim state benefits including disability benefits?

The benefits and tax credits system is complicated and bewildering - you might be entitled to more than you're getting. 

We don't want you to miss out, so our Benefits and Money Advice service will guide you through the confusing rules and application forms and out the other side - hopefully better off.

My rent and council tax all got sorted out which was one of my biggest worries and I got put onto the right benefits.

Need help with a sudden expense or with purchasing mobility aids?

Unexpected and last-minute costs like funeral expenses, emergency food shortages or the need for a mobility scooter, stair lift or home adaptation can be impossible to meet without help.

We understand this and our Immediate Needs Grants Scheme can help you through the crises as well as help you stay in your home and remain independent for longer.

Helped with a tribunal and helped financially, also provided me with an electric wheelchair - fantastic.

Get MoneyFit with MoneyForce

MoneyForce is a new programme designed to improve the financial capabilities of members of the Armed Forces.

The focal point of the programme is the MoneyForce website www.moneyforce.org.uk, created by the Legion working in collaboration with the MOD with funding from Standard Life Charitable Trust.

Covering all aspects of personal finance, the MoneyForce website and associated training programme encourages Service personnel to get 'MoneyFit' by taking control of their own finances.

Need help to make the right financial decisions?

Why not take a financial health check? The Money Advice Service was set up by the government to help people take the right financial decisions and act on them. They have just launched the financial health check, a new online money planner, which is for everyone. Click on the image below to try it today.
Money Advice Service Health check

Compensation advice

If you have suffered injury or illness as a result of Service the Legion can help with your claim. Find out more 

Grant and loans

Are you struggling with money worries or need emergency cash assistance. The Royal British Legion provides ex-Service men and women with emergency financial support and helps in a number of ways from combatting homelessness to starting a business. Find out more 

Get in touch with Benefits and Money Advice

If you are having financial difficulties, feeling overwhelmed by debt or confused about the benefit system, the Benefits and Money Advice team are here to help you.

We teams in offices around the country and also in-house advisers who can help over the telephone. If you are unable to visit an office due to mobility, health problems or caring responsibilities, we can arrange for someone to visit you at home.

Get in touch

If you require assistance with money issues, please call our contact centre on 0808 802 8080 and we'll put you in touch with your local contact.

Please be prepared to give your contact details including address and phone number if you would like us to call you back, along with details of any urgent issues for example bailiff action, impending court action or any priority debt such as mortgage, rent arrears or council tax arrears.

 

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