The Numbers: SSAFA Forces Help

The figures behind the charity that provides welfare, grants and housing services to current and former servicemen and their families

£47.2m - Income for the year ending 31 December 2009, compared with £46.9m in 2008. This came chiefly from contracts to support ex-servicemen, worth £22.7m, and contributions from armed forces bodies and other charities, worth £13.2m

£22.8m - Free reserves at year-end, not including an adjustment for the charity's defined-benefit pension liability

£32.7m - The charity's defined-benefit pension liability, up from £17.1m in the previous year. The charity maintains that this deficit is the responsibility of the Ministry of Defence

£110k - No employee was paid more than this

50,000 - Number of members of the armed forces that were helped in 2009

£13.7m - Amount paid out in grants to individual veterans

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