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Armed Forces Community Covenant

The Armed Forces Community Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local Armed Forces Community. It is intended to complement the Armed Forces Covenant, which outlines the moral obligation between the Nation, the Government and the Armed Forces, at the local level.

The purpose of this Community Covenant is to encourage support for the Armed Forces Community working and residing in Gloucestershire and to recognise and remember the sacrifices made by members of this Armed Forces Community, particularly those who have given the most. This includes in-Service and ex-Service personnel their families and widow(er)s in Gloucestershire.

War Pensions, War Widow Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Scheme Payments

At the Council meeting on 16 October 2016 members overwhelmingly voted that the authority continues to disregard in full the following incomes for the purposes of assessing entitlement to Localised Council Tax Support from 1 April 2017.

  1. War Widows Pension
  2. War Disablement Pension
  3. Armed Forces Compensation Scheme payments

For further information please contact the Benefits Team

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