My brother needs help

Just had an email from my Brother, he's an ex Medic and FI War vet. He's living in the highlands of Scotland.

He's been on Benefits for many years and the Agency has stopped them for reasons I don't know yet. He's appealing and asked for a hardship loan, however these take 14 days to process, in mean time he's no cash. No cash means no food or leccie

Any ideas how he can get some money for food and electricity til he can sort out the twats in the agency.
Sorry to hear about your brother, but is there a reason that he's been on benefits for so long?
Track down your local Army Benevolent Fund Rep:

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
The Castle
Edinburgh EH1 2YT

Major Roy Robertson

Major Charles Dunphie
Assistant Director

Cathie Davies

T: 0131 310 5132
Temp: 0131 310 5116
F: 0131 220 1850
Mil: (9) 4740 5132

They may be able to help cut through the BS and get results a wee bit quicker.
SSAFA or Royal British Legion welfare officer, they won't pay his bills, but will make sure he has food and electric / gas and if he needs help and is willing to accept it get the right people involved. SSAFA telephone Tel: 0845 1300 975 Royal British Legion 08457 725 725 (their lines are open until 4pm Monday - Friday).

Hope he gets his problem solved.

Sorry to hear about your brother, but is there a reason that he's been on benefits for so long?
Had a bad time readjusting after FI and GW 1 went and looked after my dad till he died a few years ago, is battling to get his quals back so he can get on with the rest of his life.

These things take time the professional body responsible for admitting him is doing a lot of due diligence even then he's got to get a job in Inverness. All in all not having a great time with bureaucracy and then they take his only means of feeding himself.


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Have had a case recently where a guy lost wallet, his girlfriend went to their local Police Satation, handed over some money. He went to Police station where he was and picked up cash.
Could be a way for you to get some to him quickly, if that's what you mean.
His Corps/Regimental Association may be able to help.
If he his short on food you could see if Tesco/Asda etc deliver in his area. If they do you could get him a weeks shopping delivered.
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