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Benefits help for veterans

The Joining Forces programme has now ended

Joining Forces was an Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust supported programme in partnership with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. It was delivered by 12 local projects across England by local Age UKs and SSAFA branches. After 3 successful years, the programme has now ended. Many of the pages in this section will still be useful for information and advice. Alternatively, you can look at the relevant sections of the Age UK website.

As a veteran, you may be entitled to benefits, especially if you are: 

  • Unemployed and looking for work
  • In work and on a low income
  • Ill or have a disability
  • Care for someone
  • Retired

What are you entitled to?

Our calculator does all the hard work for you and will tell you what you can claim.

What benefits might I be entitled to?

Pension Credit

This is an income-related benefit to help you in retirement, if you're on a low income or struggling to make ends meet.

Find out more about Pension Credit

Disability Benefits

If you have an illness or disability that means you need help at home, you may be able to get extra money to make things easier. 

If you're over State Pension age, you could claim Attendance Allowance

If you're under State Pension age, you could claim Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Carer's Allowance

If you look after someone who has a disability for more than 35 hours a week, then you could be entitled to Carer's Allowance.

Find out more about Carer's Allowance

What do I do next?

What are you entitled to?

Our calculator does all the hard work for you and will tell you what you can claim.

Get in touch with your local Age UK for face-to-face advice and help claiming benefits


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For more information call the Age UK Advice Line on 0800 678 1602.
We’re open 8am to 7pm, every day of the year.

Partnering with SSAFA

SSAFA logo

As part of Joining Forces, Age UK is partnering with SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity, to deliver 12 local projects across England.

Find out more about SSAFA

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Last updated: Sep 20 2022

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