All veterans can apply for social housing with any local authority. They may receive additional preference due to having served in the forces. However, because social housing is in such very short supply, even housing applicants with additional preference can still face a very long wait for social housing.
Veterans no longer need to demonstrate a connection to the local authority area where they wish to live, providing their housing application is made within five years of their service ending.
Council Allocation Schemes/Policies will vary from each but many may award additional medical priority in regard to significant injury or disability when the existing accommodation is considered unsuitable and there are unlikely to be any suitable alternative options. This would also apply to applicants whose medical factors are attributable to serving in the Armed Forces.