18 April, 2009


Further Information on Armed Forces Pensions

SPVA logoWar Pensions
You cannot claim a war disablement pension if you are still serving in HM Armed Forces. However, you may be eligible to a War Disablement Pension if you were injured or disabled through serving in Her Majesty's (HM) Armed Forces. The Service Personnel & Veterans Agency is an executive agency within the Ministry of Defence and provides a single point of contact for veterans and their dependants seeking help, information and advice.

website Web site: Service Personnel & Veterans Agency

FPS logoThe Forces Pension Society

Do you have, or do you expect to have, an Armed Forces Pension?If so, then who’s looking after your pension interests?

The Forces Pension Society

  • seeks improvements to your Armed Forces Pension Scheme
  • campaigns to have injustices resolved
  • helps members with service pension problems

Complete independence from the MoD allows the Society to engage vigorously with parliament, ministers, the chain of command and officials to ensure that the Armed Forces pension Scheme is as good as it can be. The Society also campaigns for old (and new) injustices and anomalies to be corrected.

Since 1946 the Forces Pension Society has been campaigning on behalf of all ranks, their widows, widowers and dependants to seek improvements in the Armed Forces Pension Scheme. It also advises members on their individual Service pension problems. The Society is financed solely through subscriptions and is governed as a not-for-profit limited company. It works in close cooperation with other ex-Service organisations to benefit all past, present and future members of the Armed Forces.

No other organisation has the sole purpose of protecting the occupational pension interests of the Services. The Society publishes a popular bi-annual magazine 'Pennant' and members also enjoy access to a wide range of members’ services.

For just £23 per year (£10-50 for widows) all Service and ex-Service people can become members of the Society. The subscription covers the member and his/her partner jointly.

For more information contact:

Forces Pension Society  
68 South Lambeth Road  

Phone Icon Phone: 020 7820 9988

fax (white bg) Fax: 020 7820 7583

Email E-mail: memsec@forpen.co.uk

website Web Site: Forces Pension Society

State PensionTPS logo
The Pension Service website is published by the Government and is designed to be the first port of call for state and private pensions information on the web. It tells you what you should be thinking about, whether you are just starting out, are about to retire or you have already retired. It doesn't give you advice on private or occupational pensions, but does tell you what you need to think about and where to get advice.

The Pension Service will work out the amount of State Pension and Pension Credit that you are entitled to, pay your entitlements to you and answer questions over the phone and by post and by email, and help you to access other pension-related entitlements and services.

website Web site: The Pension Service



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