Don’t assume that by being in the Royal Navy or Royal Marines that you and your family are not entitled to any welfare benefit support. Welfare benefits exist to cover a multitude of circumstances and conditions that are as applicable to the Armed Forces as they are to your civilian counterparts.
Pregnancy & Benefits
Congratulations, you are expecting a baby and may be wondering what support you are entitled to regarding Welfare Benefits
Whether you are working or claiming benefits already, you will be entitled to at least some additional support.
Child Centred Benefits
As a parent you are entitled to certain benefits. Your eligibility is dependent on your circumstances, but here are some of the family and child orientated benefits you may wish to consider: Child Benefit , Child Trust Fund or Child Tax Credit
Work Related Benefits
Sickness and Disability Benefits
Family Breakdown Support and Benefits
Unfortunately not all things may last forever, and separation and divorce is part of the reality of life. Should you and your partner split, you will need to know where you stand financially. This is particularly important if you are not earning and / or have residency of children. It is recommended that you view your options regarding Child Maintenance or seek direct advice from the Child Support Agency (CSA)
Bereavement and Benefits
In the main, Service life is stressful and challenging, but reasonably safe. Occasionally, however, things do not go as planned. In the event of a conflict or incident, it can be reassuring to know what support is available if the worst was to happen. Service provision is detailed in the specific Armed Forces Pension Scheme applicable to your pension scheme AFPS 75 or AFPS 05 You may also be entitled to government funded Bereavement Benefits that range from one-off payments to assist with funeral costs to a widowed parents allowance.
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