Nursing, hospital and home help for Officers' families - for life
Serving or retired, British Military Officers of the UK Armed Forces and the Royal Fleet Auxilliary
can apply to join the fund.
Those eligible to apply for membership of the Fund are:
1. Qualification for membership requires that a member has had one week of commissioned service in the UK Armed Forces and serving or retired Officers of the Royal Fleet Auxilliary. This includes Regular, Reserve Officer, Short Service or Late Entry Commissions.
2. The widow/widower or the divorced wife/husband of any eligible Officer, provided that at the date of application they had not attained the age of 55 or remarried.
3. The widow/widower or the divorced wife/husband of any eligible Officer, having at the date of application attained the age of 65, provided that her husband/his wife was a member of the Fund at any time during the two years prior to application for membership and they have not remarried.
4. The unmarried daughter/son of any eligible Officer, provided that at the date of application they have not attained the age of 50, and that the deceased parent on whom they had been dependent had been a member of the Fund at any time during the two years prior to their application for membership.
Members under categories 2 - 4 are entitled to claim benefit in their own right.
Wife/husband beneficiaries must be under the age of 65 on the date of application to join the Fund.
Children are eligible to be beneficiaries until the age of 18, or 21 if they are in full-time education or vocational training on the date of application to join the Fund.
A widow/widower, divorced wife/husband, or unmarried son/daughter who having become a member of the Fund subsequently remarries must inform the Secretary, and may only continue as a member at the Committee's discretion.
No person may be covered by more than one membership.
A member becomes eligible for benefits 6 months after joining the Fund.
Apply to join