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Financial Assistance 


If you are currently experiencing financial difficulties the Railway Benefit Fund may be able to help you. We help hundreds of current and former employees and their families every year.

We provide help with mobility aids, funeral costs, housing repairs, housing adaptions and debt.

 Application Process

1. If you wish to enquire about making an application the first step is to get in touch with us in one of the following four ways.


Send an email to welfare@railwaybenefitfund.org.uk (we will then email an application form to you)


Print out and complete an online PDF form (forms can be found at the bottom of this page)

Call us on 0345 241 2885 (we will then post a form to you)


Fill out a 'Contact Us' form on our website here 


2. Return completed application form (together with evidence of railway employment and relevant documents as detailed on the form) to RBF using the FREEPOST address below:




1st Floor

Millenium House





(You may complete an application form on behalf of another person if they are unable to do so themselves)


3. Applications are reviewed by our Benefits Committee on a monthly basis.


4. A decision is made and you are notified of the outcome.

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