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Women’s Section Allowance


The Women's Section Allowance is a means-tested annuity of 15 per week, which is provided to recipients via money transfer on a quarterly basis. 
The Allowance can be granted to:

  •    ex-Service personnel (male or female)

  •    spouses, civil partners, long-term partners,  widows/widower’s

  •     over 60 years old

  •    live alone

  •    on very low income

  •    in real hardship owing to age, ill health or other difficulties. 


The Women’s Section Allowance also provides:

►        Annual TV licence renewal for those over 60 and under 75 years old

►        Annual Winter Warmer supplement to assist with the high cost of cold weather heating

►        Birthday card & vouchers

►        Christmas card & a small monetary gift to help with expenses during the festive season


The Allowance is intended to be used for day-to-day living expenses.

As a means-tested, charitable allowance, it is only awarded for one year at a time.  Each subsequent year requires the completion of a short assessment to gauge whether the Allowance should continue.   

The following is not meant to serve as an exhaustive list however, the Allowance cannot be used to supplement savings, support additional charities, fund Christmas presents, the payment of debts or luxury items..

As a charitable allowance - it should never be considered a pension or an entitlement 

The Allowance will be withdrawn, if at anytime the recipient no longer qualifies.  Qualifying criteria is available from Women’s Section Welfare.


For an informal chat to see if someone qualifies for the Women’s Section Allowance, please contact the Women’s Section Welfare Team for information on:   

020 3207 2182 (2183) or at:


The Royal British Legion Women’s Section

Haig House - 199 Borough High Street - London - SE1 1AA




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