In April 2016 HMRC and DWP introduced the Military spouses National Insurance credits system as part of their commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant. This new credit allows spouses or civil partners of Armed Forces personnel who are no longer be able to top up their pension using their spouse or civil partners record to claim credits for periods that they accompanied their spouse or civil partner abroad.
Covenant in action
“5 soldiers – The Body is the Frontline” is a piece of dance theatre funded by the Armed Forces Covenant showing audiences the experience of being a soldier.
Twenty-four teenage girls from schools all around the UK grabbed the opportunity of a life time at RAF Cosford. They were a part of a week-long WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) residential camp.
Watch the Not Forgotten Association in action, giving injured, wounded or sick troops and veterans the opportunity to race around Brands Hatch in supercars
Lieutenant Commander Kevin Meeds’ son, Harvey, sparks change under the covenant to exempt military children from Jobseeker’s allowance residency requirement
Members of the London Taxi Benevolent Association drive more than 150 Second World War veterans to Sussex to enjoy a day out on the Bluebell railway.
Cyril Banks, a 92-year-old veteran of D Day and the Artic Convoys, and a recipient of the Légion d’honneur spends his days collecting cash for the Not Forgotten Association.
Military charities determined to put money where it’s most needed.
Injured, sick and wounded Service personnel are finding a new direction in life thanks to two charities
Digby War Memorial Hall in Lincolnshire secures £20,000 AF Covenant Grant