Tafflad wrote: »
This all seems a bit over my head at this stage.
I have read and re-read the thread but was hoping someone could help me calculate what (if anything) I'm entitled to.
I joined the Army in 1973 and served until 1986.
I reached the dizzy heights of full corporal.
I am now 60 years of age.
Hoping someone could help me with this..?
Many thanks in advance.
“ Prior to 6 April 1975 there was no provision for a preservation of pension benefits and service personnel who left the armed forces had to have completed 16 years from age 21 (officers) or 22 years from age 18 (other ranks). Those who left before that date without completing the above criteria, lost all pension entitlement.The rules changed on 6 April 1975 to provide for pensions to be deferred for payment at age 60 for all those discharged over the age of 26 with a minimum of 5 years service. On 31 March 1978 the age criterion was dropped and on 6 April 1988, the qualifying period was reduced from 5 to 2 years. Deferred pensions have to be claimed at age 60.
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