Mr X* was only 58 when his health meant he could no longer work full time.
He contacted the Forces Pension Society via the Veterans Gateway and learned that there was a rule which, in his circumstances, would allow the pension to be paid early. MOD carefully check every application because, of course, it is expensive for the scheme to pay benefits early. However, we learned this week that Mr X was successful and his pension of roughly £4.5K has come into payment early – and his pension lump sum of over £13K.
He ‘encourages others to seek further advice and guidance’
Well done Mr X … Merry Christmas and we wish you well.