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Our veterans medical funds programme provides support for veterans with hearing loss and serious physical injury.

Set up in 2015 the programme is funded through a five year, £13million (£10m for VHF and £3m for VMF) commitment from HM Treasury using income generated from the Libor rate-fixing fines. 

 

Veterans Mobility Fund

The Ministry of Defence have measures in place to ensure that veterans who have suffered a serious physical injury as a result of service have the right specialist wheelchair or orthotic equipment complete with a five-year warranty when they are discharged.

The Veterans Mobility Fund supports those who fall outside this provision or whose warranty has expired.

How to apply

To apply you will need to submit evidence of your War Pension or award under the AFCS. If successful we will then send you a stage 2 form which needs to be completed by your Occupational Therapist or Orhthotist typically through the NHS. We will guide you through this process.

Veterans Hearing Fund

The Veterans Hearing Fund provides support to veterans who suffered hearing loss during service but their needs cannot be helped through statutory services such as the NHS. The programme may be able to fund hearing aids, peripherals or therapies such as lip reading and tinnitus management therapies.

How to apply

The Royal British Legion has had the pleasure of administering the Veterans Hearing Fund on behalf of HM Treasury since 2015. During this time we have issued 2,400 grants ensuring that those, whose hearing loss was acquired during their service, were able to receive hearing devices, peripherals and therapies that are not available through the NHS.

Demand for the programme has grown throughout the years that we have been administering the fund and has demonstrated the real need of those with hearing difficulties in the Veteran community.

Due to this high level of demand, we are regretfully unable to accept any new applications to the Veterans Hearing Fund for the immediate time being. 

Should any new applicants wish to register their interest for the VHF fund in the meantime, please email your details to MedicalFunds@britishlegion.org.uk  or call our contact centre on 0808 802 8080 and we will ensure you are included in any updates that we send out. Please include a postal or email address for this.

For enquiries on current applications please call our contact centre on 0808 802 8080 or email MedicalFunds@britishlegion.org.uk

The Veterans Medical Funds also administer the Veterans Mobility Fund for Veterans with Service-attributable mobility needs. This fund will continue receiving and processing applications as normal.

If you need to request medical records

To request a copy of your service medical records you will need to submit a completed Subject-Access-Request-form-2018 to the relevant service records office.

To request a Subject Access Request form to be sent to you by post, please call our Contact Centre on 0808 802 8080. Once you have received your Service medical records please then send to the postal or email address below:

The Veterans Medical Funds

The Royal British Legion

199 Borough High Street

London SE1 1AA

medicalfunds@britishlegion.org.uk

To request a copy of your war pension or AFCS document please contact Veterans UK.

veterans-uk@mod.uk Freephone (UK only): 0808 1914 2 18

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“My wife and I are able to get out and about together without any real issue.”

“My wife and I are able to get out and about together without any real issue.”

Get in touch

For any questions, please contact our Medical Funds Department at MedicalFunds@britishlegion.org.uk or call our Contact Centre on 0808 802 8080.

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