Pension Qualification Period - Acting v Substantive

Discussion in 'Armed Forces Pension Scheme' started by Gerry_Atrik, Nov 25, 2009.

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  1. :? AFRP75 states 2 years sub or 3 years acting to qualify for a pension in your final rank. Is there a fudge factor for a combination of the two particularly if you have been acting for over 12 months?

    I have heard that 2 years paid is now the rule of thumb - can any pension gurus out there advise?

    Details are apparently clarified in Army Pensions Warrant 1977 which is harder to find than an honest politician!
  2. Has always been 2 years paid within last 5 years under AFPS 75 (for soldiers)

  3. Thanks for that. Are you able to provide a reference and are the rules the same for officers?
  4. IIRC as you say there is a "fudgw factor". Each acting month/year counts as at a rate of 66% for the equiv substantive time ie 12 months acting counts as 8 months toward pension. On promotion you would only need 16 months substantive service for pension in that rank.