At the risk of being classed a money-grabbing wench, I'd like some advice or pointing in the right direction for advice on if and how I can make a claim on the ex's Army pension. When we initially divorced, I declined any claim on the pension, preferring to just walk away quickly. I didn't realise at that time that he was not planning on helping to support our children. As things stand at the moment he owes in excess of £15k in CSA payments, is currently claiming he is unemployed (he's an electrician, so is probably doing cash in hand jobs) and it's only because he is on benefits that I am getting anything (£5 a week for a couple of teenage girls doesn't go far). I have been told he is working but not the details so I don't know if I can shop him just on someone else's say so? Besides, if I did, I'd end up with nothing, he'd lose his benefits and just go back to paying nothing. The CSA have been down the court route three times, the last time he quit the job he had so he didn't have to pay any arrears. What I want to know is: is there anyway I can rescind my previous claim to his pension as a means of reclaiming what he owes in child support? I appreciate that I may not be able to get this until he is of pensionable age. Also, if he were to die (wishful thinking, not taking out a contract on him!), would his children get any sort of payment from his pension? He has not seen his children since we split up, by his choice. Correction, he saw them walking along the road about 7 years ago and waved.