Some of you will have left the Armed Forces, re-joining a year or so later. If you left with a preserved pension (PP), it is not affected by the pension rules in place for any new service unless you elect otherwise – this is called aggregation.
When you aggregate you combine two periods of service so that they count as one, and you are agreeing that the first period of service should be treated in line with the rules that apply during subsequent service. This article looks at aggregation, the difference it could make and the things you should consider when deciding whether to do it.
Read the full article on pages 6 & 7 of the May 2018 issue of Pathfinder