Benefits and pensions

Benefits Maximisation Service

Liverpool City Council’s Benefits Maximisation Service will check to see that you’re receiving all benefits to which you’re entitled. You don’t have to be receiving a council service or already be claiming benefits to have a check. Request a check online


It’s likely that you’ll be entitled to an Armed Forces pension. To work out what you might eventually receive you can use the MoD’s pension calculator.

Pensions advice

If you need advice about your pension you can also contact the Forces Pension Society. The Forces Pension Society is your independent not-for-profit pension watchdog, fighting for the interests of the Armed Forces and their families.

Veterans with mesothelioma

Veterans who were exposed to asbestos during their service before 1987 and have developed mesothelioma can now claim compensation from the Ministry of Defence. Charity Mesothelioma UK is running the UK Armed Forces Project and can offer advice and information on how to make a claim and other benefit entitlements.

Useful sites

Liverpool City Council Benefits Service MOD's pension calculator Forces Pension Society