To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) veterans and (b) families of veterans contacted the Veteran Welfare Service requesting financial support in each month of (i) 2020, (ii) 2021, and (iii) 2022.
14 December 2022
The number of calls that led to assistance relating to financial support is not centrally held and could only be determined by interrogating each individual case file at disproportionate cost.
An individual may be referred to the Veterans Welfare Service (VWS) for one issue and financial pressures become evident during the assessment. Where financial support is required the VWS can assist with benefits checks, completion of application forms and signposting to appropriate organisations.