Ms S didn’t know if her 12.5 years in the Armed Forces had earned her any pension. She contacted the Veterans Gateway website who referred her query to the Forces Pension Society.
So we explained the criteria and sent her an AFPS Form 14 to obtain a forecast of preserved benefits – and bingo! Ms S commented “I am useless at this and I wish they would write it in super easy layman terms”
Veterans UK have confirmed that Ms S can look forward to a pension of nearly £4K and a tax free lump sum of nearly £12K when she is 60 - with a further £2k pension and another £6k lump sum to come when she is 65. Happy birthdays!