Benefits and financial support - Armed Forces community

Support and information about benefits and financial support

Council services

Benefits and financial help is offered by the council. We can help with:

  • Housing Benefit and Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP).
  • Council Tax Support and Discretionary Discount.
  • Universal Credit*.
  • Bromley Welfare Fund.
  • Free School Meals.
  • Carers and Disability Benefits.
  • Energy Bills Support Alternative Funding – support ends on 31 May 2023.
  • Debt and money advice.
  • Grants.

* this is not a service provided by the council.

Government support

Veterans UK provides free support for veterans and their families, including a helpline, Veterans Welfare Service and injury and bereavement compensation scheme payments.

The Veterans Welfare Service is a service from Veterans UK which provides free one-to-one support to veterans or anyone supporting a veteran, their families and dependants.

Charities and other resources

ABF The Soldiers' Charity is the national charity of the British Army, providing a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their families when they are in need.

Army Welfare Service provides specialist welfare support across four key delivery areas: Personal support, community support, information support (Army HIVE) and the Joint Service Housing Advice Office.

Royal Air Forces Association provides friendship, help and support on a wide range of topics.

Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is the principal charity of the Royal Navy. They support sailors, marines and their families for life.

Royal British Legion cost of living support.

Further help

For help with a specific query, please email us.

Armed Forces services