The Armed Forces Welfare Rights Group is a recently established forum, set up to discuss issues facing serving and veteran personnel and their families in accessing the welfare benefits they need.
Due to the complex nature of this area of the Armed Forces charity sector, the group includes multiple charities representing a wide spectrum of the Armed Forces to share best practice and build working relationships.
The latest meeting was held at the Royal British Legion (RBL) headquarters, Haig House in London. Claire Hallam, AFF’s Money & Allowances Specialist, attended along with other organisations including Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, Blesma, Royal Air Forces Association and Help for Heroes.
AFF was able to share insight on issues raised by currently serving Army families. One of these was the difficulties that some families can face when applying for Universal Credit, where she was able to share details of the work that AFF has done to make this more accessible.
Claire said: “It was a great opportunity for collaborative work and for AFF to highlight the issues currently affecting serving Army personnel and their families, and to share some of the work that we are doing with policymakers to address these issues.”
POSTED ON 10 JULY 2023