- 27-08-2012, 10:45 #51
Escotia is quite right (and having done it himself, he should know).
SPVA will require evidence from your doctor/hospital that you have a condition which prevents you undertaking full time work, and that the condition is permanent. Once satisfied they will increase your pension by all the pension increases which have occurred since you left and you will be entitled to pension increases every year thereafter.
- 27-08-2012, 15:41 #52
- Join Date
- May 2006
Thanks for you help Escotia/FPS
Last edited by fingers_1661; 15-09-2012 at 06:32.
- 20-12-2012, 10:00 #53
- Join Date
- Sep 2008
i joined, was a member for a couple of years i called them up to ask about making contributions to my pension and the guy i spoke to said "ah yes you need to go to your pay office about that" and didnt/couldnt offer anymore advice, my thoughts fucking marvelous sixty quid well spent. i never would have thought of going into my pay office to make an enquiry about my pension....yes that guy was all over it!
- 21-12-2012, 10:52 #54
For anyone else out there thinking about making contributions to their pensions, you can get the form from your Pay Office, SPVA or on line. For AFPS 75 members, your purchase of added years is limited to 'headroom' - that means, for instance, if you are a Cpl who joined up at age 19, you could buy the one year you missed from age 18. If you are in AFPS 05, you can buy added years but may not exceed a total of 40 yrs when actual service and added years are added together. Both schemes limit your added years premiums to 15% of pay.
- 31-01-2013, 23:58 #55
- Join Date
- Dec 2007
You could print off the following form, send it to the address on the form and they will send you the Annex B & C to complete & send back.
Also, if you are able to contact SPVA you can ask for their Welfare people to visit you at home. I'd suggest you contact them, give them a heads up on your difficulties, and see what they advise. If you ask them to bring the appropriate forms and stay with you to help complete them it will be a big help to you I'm sure.
Veterans Welfare Service
There are regional offices located throughout the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. To find the telephone number of the one nearest to you, please contact the Veterans Free Helpline 0800 169 2277.
How to Contact the Welfare Service
You could also, depending on where you live, ask the Royal British Legion or Royal British Legion (Scotland) to visit and help you fill in the forms.
- 01-02-2013, 23:38 #56
If you left at age 40 with an immediate pension, you do not need to think about whether you can undertake full time work UNLESS you want to claim your pension increases early. If you are in this position, SPVA will need to be convinced that you will be unable to hold down a job due to ill health, and that the disability (mental or physical) will continue until preserved pension age. This decision has nothing to do with your skill sets or the availability of work.
If you are not in this position (which it sounds as if you are not) you will get an increase in your pension at age 55 which takes account of the inflation rises which took place since you left the Army. You use the expression 'notional' but I think you will find it worth having!
See your PM.
- 26-03-2013, 12:19 #57
- Join Date
- Jun 2011
- on the edge
could someone answer this question for me??
when i reach 55 in 11 years time and get my rise in pension along with RPI, what pension amount will be raised?? will it be the lower one if i commute or will it be the higher one.
Reason is that i am still undecide whether to commute or not its a 6500 saving if i dont over the 11 years so would i get the rise on the 12000(non commute) or the 9500(commuted).
Hope that explains it.
Thanks in advance.
- 26-03-2013, 13:38 #58
My understanding is as follows:
The increase is calculated against CPI these days, the September CPI is used but the change is applied in the following April.
If you Commute your pension, you will receive the reduced (9500) pension until age 55, at which point you revert to the full (12000) pension, plus the Index linked adjustment against the full pension.
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- 28-03-2013, 10:18 #59
- 28-03-2013, 19:13 #60
Good afternoon, please accept my apologies (first time posting anything on ARRSE.... though enjoyed reading forums for years!)
Could you clarify the position of an AFPS 75 pension with an FTRS post, I think I have the basics:
1. You cannot earn more than your final salary with both IP pension and basic salary of FTRS post?
2. As pensions don't pay NI contributions, can you elect to have a lower basic salary in order to reduce NI contributions.
3. If I've taken resettlement commutation is this recovered from the part of the pension, I would not be receiving (ie. from the part of the pension that exceeds my final salary)?
Thank you for any advice.
PS I think I started this in a new thread by mistake...!
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