The Forces Pension Society is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that acts as the pension watchdog for the whole military community. The Society is funded by membership subscriptions and offers Members a wide range of benefits.
Holding the Government to the Armed Forces Covenant
The Forces Pension Society is currently campaigning on behalf of those Service widows who lose their Armed Forces pensions on remarriage or cohabitation.
Or the next 40 Christmases For Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force Widows who find new Love.
The Ministry of Defence has reached a part agreement with the Treasury on the issue of aggregated service.
The Forces Pension Society is pleased that the Government recognises that the devotion shown by so many dedicated Reservists to serve Queen and Country.
The Forces Pension Society notes with great regret that, once more, loyal Servicemen and women are being made redundant.
We know that the Armed Forces are under considerable strain at this time of national austerity.
The 2013 Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey shows a fall in satisfaction levels across the services.
Topical pension issues
Following intense negotiations between the MoD and the Treasury, there has been some positive movement on this issue that has resulted in a more sensible and favourable outcome for some Service Personnel.
Following on from the previous paper in which Lieutenant Commander David Marsh, looked into the very valuable asset of dependants' pension entitlement under the AFPS75 scheme, in this paper he tackles the same issue, but from the AFPS05 perspective.
Dependant's pensions is such a large subject, with considerably different variables associated within each of the two Armed Forces Pension Schemes.