The Ministry of Defence is consulting on proposed amendments to the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2015, which will ensure the good conduct of the Scheme for its members.
Within this consultation the Society has seen the MoD’s proposals for changing the way in which “nomination forms” are used.
This is an issue which affects many service personnel – these proposals have seemingly been driven by the case of Charlotte Hughes which has been taken up by the Society and is now with the Pensions Ombudsman – in that case apparent confusion over the rule led to a widow being denied the lump sum she had expected.
The Society will now be scrutinising the proposed new arrangements and will be commenting on what they will mean for future cases. This is very important -looking after the bereaved is a Covenant issue and the Society will be playing a full part in shaping the new policy.
You will be able to read our future comments on here in due course.
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