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Armed Forces Pensions in Payment: ‘Advice of Payment’ Notification

Around this time of year, those in receipt of an Armed Forces Pension should receive an ‘Advice of Payment’ letter from Equiniti (the people who pay Armed Forces Pensions on behalf of Veterans UK).

The letter notifies you of the new pension rate for the tax year (in this case 2022/23) which takes into account the CPI increase (based on the previous September’s CPI rate announced in October as 3.1%)

The letter confirms:

  • Your current annual pension rate and the increase to be applied (in this year’s case 3.1%)
  • Your new annual pension rate (effective from 11 Apr) 
  • Details of payments for the next 12 months (gross and net)
  • Your Tax Code and PAYE reference
  • Your Pension Reference
  • The bank account your pension is being paid into

The envelope also contains your P60 End of Year Certificate for the previous tax year, for individual action if you must fill in a tax return. The P60 includes:

  • Your National Insurance Number
  • A telephone number for HMRC
  • Confirmation of the % of Lifetime Tax Allowance used

Finally, on the back of the letter you will find an instruction to inform Equiniti of any change of name, address, bank or building society details. This is a useful reminder to all to take the necessary action to inform them should your circumstances change. If you don’t, it could result in the temporary suspension of your pension payments. So if you need to inform them of any changes or you have not received such a letter, Equiniti can be contacted online and at

Equiniti
PO Box 1246
Sutherland House
Russell Way
Crawley
RH10 1UH

Tel: 0345 121 2514

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