Leaving Service

There are a number of ways you can leave the Services and each one has different consequences for your pension, resettlement and compensation. Look at the following pages to see what you can expect to receive so that you can make the right choices as you plan for your future.

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Whatever your stage of life or career when you leave the Services it is important to check your entitlements and make the most of what’s on offer. You may also be able to take advantage of the temporary housing provided at the Services Cotswold Centre for you and your family for a small daily charge.

Check out the following pages and make sure you stay MoneyFit when you hit Civvy Street.

Depending on your circumstances when you leave you may be able to get a tax rebate - see Claiming a tax rebate after losing your job.

And don't forget there are a number of Service charities that can help you with advice and information on housing, jobs, pensions and money advice, including The Royal British Legion. Try the Legion's Civvy Street website which has masses of information and resources for finding a job or changing your career, or the Be the boss scheme if you're setting up your own business and need help or funding to get it off the ground. 

SORTED! is a group of seven well established charities waiting to help you by linking you directly with a member of the SORTED! team.  They can talk you through your options and direct you to services that are being provided either by the SORTED! team or through their partners and providers, as well as links to employers.