Millions of people qualify for help from SSAFA

Check your eligibility

Help for our Armed Forces, veterans and their families

To find out if you're covered call our team on 0845 241 7141 or send us an online enquiry.


Check your eligibility

Millions of people with a connection to the Forces are eligible for our help.

SSAFA offers help and support to all serving members and former members of all ranks of the Armed Forces who have received one day’s pay in one or more of the following:

  • The Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army and the Royal Air Force.
  • The Volunteer Reserve Forces, including the Royal Navy Reserves, the Royal Marine Reserves, the British Army Reserves and the Royal Air Force Reserves.
  • Nursing services.

Other people who are eligible for our support

The following people are also eligible for our support:

  • Wives and former wives
  • Husbands and former husbands
  • Widows and widowers
  • Civil partners and former civil partners
  • Partners who are, or were, in an established relationship with a Beneficiary
  • Children who are dependent on a beneficiary
  • Those who provide, or provided, care for a beneficiary.