The MoD recently published the Armed Forces Pension Scheme (AFPS) Annual Report and Accounts 2022–23 (year ended 31 March 2023).
The report and accounts consist of an accountability report, financial statements and annexes covering AFPS membership statistics and information for members.
On page 6, the report highlights the number of Active, Deferred, and Pensions in payment member benefits (note these are the total number of benefits being earned/owed/paid not the total number of people – some people have/are earning more than one AFPS benefit).
For us, a notable figure, on page 67, draws attention to the number of deferred AFPS benefits due but which remain unclaimed.
This figure is one we use as our ‘measurement of effectiveness’ of the Government’s efforts to tackle the high number of unclaimed Armed Forces Pension benefits, which now stands at 17,100, up from 16,500 for the year ended 31 March 2022 which we highlighted earlier this year.
So, for those who wish to delve deeper into the AFPS figures you can read the full report at this link:
Note: Any enquiries regarding this publication should be sent to the Scheme Administrator at:
Defence Business Services, Tomlinson House, Norcross, Blackpool FY5 3WP