What impact do we think the new ageism legislation has on officersâ careers and pensions? Is it not discriminatory to award pensions from oneâs 21st birthday, does this affect how they calculate your 16-year point? I am told by someone who worked there that APC have been secretly paying out on this for years for those who challenge it. Are the floodgates open? Why should someone have to serve longer and as non-pensionable service if commissioned before 21 for no other reason than age? Also what about selection, retention and promotion based on Year of Birth (YOB) surely that was/is all illegal and open for challenge too? Am told job selection can only be based on competence not time served? Not a trawl as I donât fit any of the above but we were talking this over the other day and wanted to know what others think.