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Pension Awareness Week 2023 – Dates for your Diary !

Yes we’re back with our Armed Forces Pensions Awareness campaign which this year runs alongside the national campaign throughout the week of 11-15 September.

So why does it matter? As you will know, there are significant changes on the way, which will affect those serving as well as many veterans. These changes are linked to the AFPS15 Remedy and will begin to come into effect later this year. You can read our latest sitrep on the remedy here.

Planning ahead, ensuring you make the best pension choices is more important than ever. Never was our theme “it pays to understand your pension” more relevant to you and your future well-being. Armed Forces Pension Schemes (AFPS) are complex and the changes coming down the line will add further layers of detail, essential to understand.

That’s why we at the Forces Pension Society are treating Pension Awareness Week (and Pension Awareness Day on 15 September) as such an important opportunity to brief you on what’s ahead – and to explain how we can empower you to make better informed decisions.

Here’s our programme:

Date Time What Where
11 SepAll Day Comms: Intro to Pensions Awareness; AFPS Purpose & Pillars;
AFPS Who’s Who; AFPS15 Remedy update
12 SepAll Day

12:00 – 13:00
12:00 – 13:00
19:30 – 20:30
Comms: AFPS & Serving Personnel; The Schemes – a Brief Outline;
APFS15 Benefits; Tips from the Team
GE Aerospace – Veterans
MoD/FPS Live – AFPS15
Tri-Service Foundation Military Doctors

13 SepAll Day

09:00 – 10:00
10:35 – 11:00
13:00 – 14:00
Comms: AFPS Reserves & Families; Effects of PTVR and FTRS on
Pension Benefits; Adults/Childrens Benefits
3 Rifles LAD
RN Warrant Officers’ Staff Course
FPS & Forces Employment Charity
14 SepAll Day
08:30 – 09:30
12:00 – 13:00
Comms: AFPS & Resettlement: Tips from the Team
2 Operational Support Group RLC – Reserves
MoD/FPS Live – Resettlement and Retirement Planning
15 Sep All DayComms: AFPS & Veterans; Preserved Pension eligibility;
Unclaimed Pensions; Tips from the Team

Our campaign will include Roadshow presentations, webinars, tips and facts, collaborations with the Forces Employment Charity on 13 September, and with the Ministry of Defence on the 12 & 14 September – just click the links above to register for those events. The Ministry of Defence also have thier own Agenda for the week – read it here.

We urge you to take this opportunity to get involved – so do make a note in your calendar, and follow us on social media @ForcesPensions #AFPAW23

For more about what we do see here

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