Name: Money management - Armed Forces
Description: Money management - Armed Forces

Money management - Armed Forces

There is support available if you need help to manage your money and improve your financial situation. Here you can find links to organisations that provide financial advice and assistance and help with debt.

Financial advice and assistance

Moneyforce is the home of money guidance for UK service people. The site includes interactive online tools to encourage service personnel to get 'MoneyFit'.

Money Advice Service offers free and impartial advice, guides, tools and calculators to help improve your finances - 0800 138 7777.

Turn2Us is an online resource that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.

Royal British Legion helps serving and former members of the Armed Forces by providing specialist compensation advice, help with debt and emergency situations, and support around welfare benefits, grants and loans - 0808 802 8080.

ABF (The Soldiers' Charity) provides financial assistance to serving and former members of the Armed Forces. Help includes war widow and family financial support, annuities and care home fees, mobility assistance and home modifications, education bursaries and debt relief - 0207 901 8900.

RAF Benevolent Fund is a charity for serving and former members of the RAF as well as their partners and dependent children. Help includes Regular Financial Assistance, help with unexpected and unaffordable one-off costs, priority bills and debts, state benefits, unexpected housing costs and care home fees - 0300 102 1919.

Royal Navy Benevolent Trust is a charity for serving and former Royal Navy ratings and Royal Marines other ranks, as well as their partners, children and some others connected with them. Help includes financial assistance through grants in many areas of need and Regular Charitable Payments - 02392 690 112.

Royal Navy Officers' Charity provides financial support/benevolent assistance to serving and retired officers of the Navel Service and their Reserves, partners, former partners and dependents - 0207 402 5231.

Officers' Association helps former officers through grants including regular allowances and one-off grants. They may be able to help with living costs, making essential purchases, home repairs or help with top-up payments for care homes - 0207 808 4175.

Kent Support and Assistance Service may be able to help if you're having serious difficulties managing your income or facing exceptional pressures because of an emergency or crisis. They do not offer money but may be able to help with essential home items.

Defence Discount Service gives serving and former members of the Armed Forces Community discounts both online and on the high street - 01509 233 446.

Joining Forces is a partnership of three of the UK's leading credit unions who have joined forces and made simple savings accounts and loans available to the Armed Forces and their families.

Kent Savers is a credit union that provides affordable financial services to the people of Kent - 0333 321 9050.

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support helps people on low incomes. Find out more by visiting our Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support page.

Help with debt

Step Change is a charity that provides free, confidential debt advice and solutions - 0800 138 1111.

National Debtline is a free, independent and confidential debt advice service run by the charity Money Advice Trust - 0808 808 4000.

Payplan provides free debt solutions, including debt management plans and Individual Voluntary Arrangements - 0800 280 2816.

Further help

SSAFA provides practical and emotional support to serving and former members of the Armed Forces and their families in a wide range of areas including debt advice - 0800 731 4880.

RBLI supports the Armed Forces Community and those affected by disability, health conditions or social welfare needs. Help includes the provision of welfare, healthcare, housing, employment and development opportunities - 01622 795 900.

Veterans UK runs a helpline that provides assistance on many issues including benefits, housing and welfare - 0808 1914 218.

Veterans Aid helps veterans who are in crisis with accommodation, addictions, mental health problems, access to training and education and Foreign and Commonwealth issues - 0800 012 68 67.

Citizens Advice Bureau offers online and telephone advice - 03444 111 444 or contact the Dartford Citizens Advice Bureau - 0300 330 9001.

Last Updated: 18th February 2020