Veterans and Armed Forces SSAFA - SSAFA provides welfare and support for those serving in the armed forces, veterans and armed forces families. Veterans UK - Veterans UK administers the armed forces pension schemes and compensation payments for those injured or bereaved through service. Veterans' Gateway provides a single point of contact for veterans and their families seeking support 24/7, 365 days a year. Many of the team are veterans themselves to they understand the issues that people face after leaving the Armed Forces. They work with people on a one-to-one basis, connecting them with the right support as soon as possible. As well as online support, you can contact the helpline on 0800 802 1212 or text 81212.