Veterans and the welfare benefits system

There are over 95,000 Serving Personnel and working age veterans with a Service-related injury in receipt of compensation.

Some of these veterans claim welfare benefits and The Royal British Legion wants to find out more about the impact of the current welfare benefits system on our Veterans. If you are in receipt of Armed Forces compensations, and have applied for and/or receive welfare benefits, the Legion want to hear from you.

Since 2012, benefits and welfare delivery has undergone significant change. New benefits, additional requirements and assessment procedures have been introduced. However, there is little research on the impact of the post-2012 benefit system on injured Veterans on service compensation schemes whose design predates the new system. The Legion wants to find out more about the issues that affect veterans who require support from the welfare system. The Legion have created a survey to better understand your experiences of the welfare system to help inform the report. The survey is anonymous, however if you would like to discuss more your experiences in more detail, you can contact the team on

Complete the Veterans’ Compensation and Welfare Benefits survey

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