Forces Pension Society

Fighting for the forces and their families


Campaign success stories

Complete independence from the MOD has allowed us to engage vigorously with Parliament, ministers, military chains of command and government officials to ensure that Service pensions are as good as they can be. Over the years our significant successes have included:

  • Abolition of means testing for Service widows’ pensions
  • Index linking of Service pensions
  • Progressively increasing widows’ pensions
  • Pensions for widows of post-retirement marriages
  • Resolution of improper taxation on invaliding pensions
  • Countless individual case work problems solved for members
  • Significant improvement to dependants’ pension benefits in the AFPS 05
  • Justice for Widows Campaign which led to all widows currently in receipt of an armed forces pension retaining it on remarriage/cohabitation. This rule was announced by the govt in Nov 14 and took effect from 1 April 2015
  • Continuous engagement with MOD to ensure AFPS 2015 is as good as it can be