“In difficult times like these, some are experiencing greater hardship than they should. I’m referring to those veterans that have unclaimed pensions because they are unaware that they may have qualified for a preserved pension based on previous service; and those who cannot be traced by the MoD’s Pension Administrator. We estimate there are around 8,000 such unclaimed pensions, some of which are quite substantial..."
Veterans’ Gateway, a 24-hour point of contact for veterans’ support, has launched a new app enabling any ex-Service personnel who are in need to get help from the palm of their hands.
Leaving the Royal Air Force impacts both the family and Service leaver. The sooner you can think about your life on civvy street (housing, finances, employment, education, physical health and mental wellbeing) the better, and preferably plan early before leaving.