For nearly 100 years we have assisted former officers and their families to help them in challenging personal situations.
Last year, the Benevolence team dealt with 1,107 cases, providing welfare advice, signposting to other organisations and accessing financial support. The OA awarded £1,369,000 in grants. The team authorised 3,766 financial transactions paid to beneficiaries, charities and suppliers.
Nigel Hare, OA Head of Benevolence, said: “The OA is here to support the officer community in difficult circumstances. Our team is dedicated to providing the best possible service, and we do all we can to help.”
We depend on our Honorary Representatives (Hon Reps), who volunteer to provide a crucial link with beneficiaries by assessing their needs. The Hon Reps made 414 visits to people in the comfort and familiarity of their own home, across the UK and overseas. Many Hon Reps have a personal connection to the Armed Forces, and use this experience to help understand a beneficiary’s requirements. The Hon Reps liaise with the Benevolence team in London, which organises the support required.