As of the end of 2016, the number of people receiving our Welfare Pension stood at 5,558. They vary in age from just 15 years old all the way through to 109! But who exactly are they?
The Welfare Pension is central to our work. It is usually awarded to impoverished Gurkha veterans or widows who aren’t eligible for the standard Army pension. It currently stands at 10,000 Nepalese Rupees per month (around £75).