This paper explores financial hardship in the Scottish veteran community.
During military service, many household costs for both married and single service personnel are subsidised, and transition can leave veterans unprepared for the financial demands of civilian life. Armed Forces organisations such as Sailor, Soldier, Air Force Association (SSAFA) play a central role in understanding the financial challenges that UK veterans face and provide an insight into the financial hardship experienced by veterans. The aim of this study was to use SSAFA beneficiary data as a proxy to identify the nature of financial benefit, the spatial distribution of financial hardship in the Scottish SSAFA beneficiary community and explore factors that might predict where those recipients are located.
Kiernan MD, Rodrigues M, Mann E, et alThe Map of Need: identifying and predicting the spatial distribution of financial hardship in Scotland’s veteran communityBMJ Mil Health Published Online First: 04 March 2021. doi: 10.1136/bmjmilitary-2020-001718.