Managing on your own
doesn't mean doing it alone

How we work

We recognise that everyone’s needs are different and our top priority is providing the right support.

We assess

Our Grants and Welfare team considers your application and works out how best to proceed.

We deliver

We respond quickly and are experienced at helping people in similar circumstances to yourself.

After you apply...

From 1 August 2020, the OA is unable to consider new applications for financial assistance.

We will, however, continue to provide guidance and support, as well as referrals, to specific military charities and other charitable organisations, for financial and individual support should you need it.

The OA aims to deal with all applications sensitively, promptly and in confidence. We will arrange, where necessary, home visits* by OA volunteers, known as Honorary Representatives, many of whom are former officers themselves.  They work closely with our Grants and Welfare team who remain on hand to provide practical and emotional support.

*Due to Covid-19, visits are currently undertaken by telephone.

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