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Benefits and Money Advice Service

Struggling to make ends meet?

If you're a Legion beneficiary and you're having trouble paying the bills, or you think you could be entitled to benefits that you're not yet receiving, we might be able to help.

Meet one of our Benefits and Money Advisers and you'll get discreet, impartial and non-judgemental advice about how to maximise your income by claiming the benefits and tax credits you're entitled to and managing your debts - all completely confidential and free of charge.

The help has improved my quality of life very much. I am now enjoying a life free from debt and worry.

Specialist knowledge

Our advisers know how complex life in the Forces can be, and how a military life involves unique challenges that can lead to money problems.

We know about the difficulties caused by moving regularly, loved ones being away, rejoining civilian life and coping with post-traumatic stress disorder.

We also know about the specific benefits available to our beneficiaries, and can advise on areas like War Pensions, the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and disability claims and tribunals.

Putting money back in your pocket

Since it started in 2007 the Benefits and Money Advice service has put £70 million back into our beneficiary's pockets - through increases in benefits, writing off debts and gaining grants - with an average financial gain per person of around £2,800.

Here are two tools (supplied by Turn2us) which may help you.

  • Benefits calculator - check what you might be entitled to with this free and easy-to-use calculator
  • Grants finder - can help you find the most appropriate funds
Without the help we received from The Royal British Legion we would not be living in our home now. We're extremely grateful for the amazing support we received.

Contacting our BMA service

Problem debt can affect anyone, so it is important that people seek advice as early as possible and make sure they are receiving all the help they are entitled to.

If you require assistance with money issues, please call our contact centre on 0808 802 8080 and we will 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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