Paying of Preserved Benefits to Dependants
If you die after leaving Service but before preserved benefits become payable, your dependants will have the entitlements detailed below:
• the scheme will pay a widow’s or widower’s pension at one half of the preserved pension rate (for Service given before 31 March 1973, see the note on page 15).
• if you married your spouse after leaving the Armed Forces, only service after 6 April 1978 will count towards the post-retirement widow’s or widower’s pension. Your widower will only be entitled if you were serving on or after 1 October 1987 and again only for service after 6 April 1978.
• the scheme will pay children’s pensions on the basis set out on this page.
• if there is no widow or widower, or eligible child, the scheme will pay your estate a lump sum equal to the preserved terminal grant.
robatwork wrote: »
My father just threw into a conversation that he wonders if he is entitled to an army pension. From a quick look on this thread it seems unlikely, but would like some clarity.
He served in WWII from 1941 to 1946 in the Royal Engineers.
He knows a few more details but some are lost in the mists of time...
Anyone advise please?
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