AFPS 75/05/15 Presentation To help you to better understand the benefits of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme and what it means for you and your family To hear the latest […]
We are the forces pension society
What we are
The Forces Pension Society is an independent, not-for-profit organisation
that acts as a pension watchdog for the entire military community.
What we do
Our pension enquiry service empowers members to make better informed decisions.
Campaigning is at the very heart of the Society’s ethos, history and reputation.
Our group briefings help serving members of the Armed Forces better understand their pension.
We keep our community informed with a constant flow of topical Armed Forces Pension related news and content.
With FPS membership you get…
Helping you navigate through the pension maze empowering you to make better informed decisions.
Including health, travel, motoring, home, personal and legal and financial offers from our affiliates.
You’ll also receive our biannual exclusive magazine, Pennant, and our bimonthly e-newsletters.
*Annual membership includes spouses.partners as Joint Members.
See Membership Rules and Rates for full details.
The Forces Pension Society runs a number of events throughout each year.
As part of our Roadshow Programme, we deliver group briefings across all three services in the UK and overseas. They explain our work and its value to serving and retired members of the Armed Forces and their dependants.
We also deliver The Financial Aspects of Resettlement (FAR) Programme on behalf of the MoD, and we attend a number of job fairs and resettlement expos across the country.
Our AGM is held in June each year. Usually located in a venue in London, the AGM is open to Members and invited guests.
What our members say
“I do enjoy the newsletters and the bi-annual magazines, the amount of work that goes into producing them is very evident.”
“I’ve been inundated with nothing but positive feed back “
“Many thanks for your outstanding brief, I’ve been inundated with nothing but positive feed back with people learning a lot and actioning things off the back of it. “
“I was presented with a thorough and comprehensive breakdown of my entitlement”
“I can’t stress how grateful I am for getting definitive and detailed answers to my pension queries. It has been a minefield in the years leading up to my discharge trying to decipher the various booklets, and which information in them relates to my situation. I also enjoy the fact that you get to speak to someone who has “been there and done that”, or has at least dealt with a similar situation in the past. I was presented with a thorough and comprehensive breakdown of my entitlement. Thank you Forces Pension Society.”
“Very many thanks for providing such a service.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the wealth of information that you have just provided through your webinar this afternoon. It was very much welcomed. I look forward to joining the Forces Pension Society in the very near future and have no doubt, after serving 33 year’s service thus far, that this will prove invaluable as I enter my final two years of service. Very many thanks for providing such a service.
“Many thanks for allowing me to connect “
“Many thanks for allowing me to connect to the last Webinar. I found this a fascinating update on all the complex issues pertaining to service pensions and left me much better informed to engage with Veterans UK once my AFPS 12 returns.”
“Joining is by far one of the best moves I have made”
“I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to the FPS, but primarily to Alisa Lakeman-Ford. throughout the last year, she has been absolutely superb in providing me the most excellent feedback on my pension enquiries. I have to say, joining the FPS, and seeing such in-depth, detailed, pension forecasts produced by Alisa, is by far one of the best moves I have made in my 32 year career. The patience, professionalism, knowledge and willingness to help was nothing short of outstanding. Thank you all, and sincere thanks to Alisa. “
“We would be stuck without you!”
“I would like to offer my sincere thanks to Terry and Wendy for all the help and assistance you have given me over the past few years. My circumstances were “not typical”, but you will be pleased to learn that all my fears were unfounded and everything has materialised as it should have. I am now in receipt of my lump sum and regular pension, including the extra I had put in from my years with another employer. Thank you to FPS as a whole for all the help and guidance you give to members of the Armed Forces. We would be stuck without you! All the very best to you all and I hope you are all managing well in these current difficult times.
“I became a member 9 months after my father’s death as I have been handling the widow’s pension on behalf of my mother. The journey was an absolute nightmare. 13 months on and we are still not out of the woods, however, your team, especially Colin Thomas have been pivotal in progressing our case. I cannot think of another organisation that charges a nominal yearly fee for the time, compassion, empathy and sheer determination in making things happen fairly, honestly and justly as The Forces Pension Society. The service and commitment given is mind blowing.
“Wow – thank you very much for the detailed e-mail. Having burnt my maths text books at the tender age of 16 this is exactly what I needed to make sense of what is a complicated system. Quite how anyone is supposed to be able to decipher that without your help is beyond me! I really appreciate the work you have put in and will recommend you to all my colleagues – a fantastic service.
“Extremely beneficial webinar”
“On behalf of DHU, thank you very much for your extremely comprehensive Webinar this was extremely beneficial”
“I have received overall £12743. Could not have done it without the support of the Society so I would like to thank you for pointing me in the right direction and particularly the help you gave me with the paperwork and answers to my questions. Really appreciate what you have done for me.”
“A happy ending”
“I would just like to thank the team at FPS. I can confirm that over the last couple of weeks I have received several payments with regard to my previously unclaimed pension, nearly £2000 tax free, £5600 after tax and nearly £600 for loss of interest in addition to a £45 monthly increase to my pension, so one very happy ex-serviceman. Once again thanks for your continued help and support in such matters”