Notes for SSAFA and TRBL Caseworkers
All caseworker are advised that HQ REA have strict eligibility rules and criteria for verifying service in the Corps of Royal Engineers for those applying for financial assistance through the REA benevolence system.
Queries about our VOS criteria should be directed to the Controller of the REA.
What can the REA assist with?
Please download the following document for more information:Benevolence Guidelines
How to apply for benevolence assistance
Please download the following document for more information:How to Apply for Benevolence
The tables below shows the number and expenditure for individual benevolence cases considered during 2018- 2015
|Disabled & Illness||166||163||174||175|
|Grants not made||31||51||40||51|
Some recent cases with which we have assisted
July 2019 – Some examples of benevolence grants made in 2019 so far:
Spr – The REA authorised a grant of £1,710 towards supplying and installing sensory equipment; ABF were approached. ABF, TRBL and TRBLWS also authorised grants.
Spr – The REA authorised £300 towards removal costs.
LCpl – The REA authorised a grant of £2,000 towards bathroom adaptions. An approach to the ABF and TRBL was also authorised.
Spr – The REA authorised £350 towards carpets.
SSgt – The REA authorised a grant of £2,500 towards roof repairs. An approach to the ABF and TRBL was also authorised.
Widow of Spr – The REA authorised a weekly allowance of £42.50 a week to assist with care home fees.
LCpl – The REA authorised a grant of £500 towards funeral costs.
Thank you letters
Main Service Charities
We give a lifetime of support to soldiers and veterans from the British Army, and their immediate families, when they are in need. We make grants to individuals through their Regiments and Corps and support a wide range of specialist charities that sustain the British Army ‘family’, both at home and around the world.https://www.soldierscharity.org/#
We help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families all year round. We also campaign to improve their lives, organise the Poppy Appeal and remember the fallen.https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/