well after 22 years being messed around in the army now im a civvy the messing around continues i submitted my pension 1 form in sept 2 days after i left i recieved a letter stating that ii must pay an admin fee prior to my lump sum being released the final line of the letter stated that if no payment was recieved then the funds would be taken from the lump sum i spoke to JPA and verbally told them to automatically take the funds low and behold i have now been told that i still must forward a cheque and only then will the funds be released my question is simple do i have to wait until that cheque has cleared or will they process on reciept has anyone else experienced this ?? i neglected to say the reason for this fee its to do with a divorce settlement the divorce was 9 years ago so they have had nine years to sort this out and raise the bill why wait until 2 days prior to my discharge to bill me !! we all know how long it takes a cheque to clear through the mod i had one clear 4 months after i returned from tour!!!