After 32 years and 264 days of service I retired yesterday or at least went onto the reserve list of officers. Throughout this time I have tried to do my best.
Now I am leaving JPA has decided that I am obviously not worth the effort.
I need to have in writing from them what my pension will be and what my gratuity is going to be so that I can sort out some fairly ticklish little bits and pieces with my bank. Will JPA tell me? Will the FCUK. I have to apply in writing and I cannot do this until I have left because they will not start to calculate the info until after your last day. They will then pay you up to 10 working days after you have left - at about the same time as they tell you what you are going to get. You cannot plan anything in the interim period.
If you ask them for just a hint of the figure in writing they say that they cannot do this because they have not calculated it. The pensions people work in a back office and direct contact is not allowed.
I am at my wits end. The Bank want details, I need the details, Without them I am in danger of having my mortgage totally screwed up and my credit rating ruined.
Thank you for looking after me so well JPA. I appreciate all you have done to make my last month or so in HM armed Forces so bloody miserable.