Pensions - you never know!

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by OldSnowy, Nov 22, 2002.

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  1. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    Independent , 21st Nov:

    It appears that some awkward people are suing MoD to get pensions for part-timers (sorry, TA are apparently not part-timers, as "part-time employees" has a definite legal meaning).

    Not sure if the link will work - but worth looking for.
  2. 50 Hours per week?

    So this cut in MTD's is just a mirage then?

    Excellent, I shall bring this up with the PSAO and SB  :mad:

    If you've spent most of your TA career on FTRS , then yes, you should have some pension rights I believe.

    But are we actually contributing to a pension fund at the moment? Let me go check me payslip...
  3. No you are not.

    TA service is non-pensionable.

    However I like the idea that in line with other part timers we may be entitled to one. Will it be retrospctive?

    I think not.

    There is a way of getting a pension already:

    While on duty, crash car in to tree, get rescued by FFs (RETAINED, SO NO GUILT FOR HATING STRIKERS), then you are entitled to a Disability pension.

    Trouble is is that you also have to stop playing soldiers, all very sad.
  4. i know what u mean its a nightmare
  5. I raised the issue of TA pensions via my MP and got the usual guff back from Spellar.  I don't think I threw it away in disgust - I'll try to find it and post it here.

    What you have to remember is that throughout history the MoD (and its previous incarnations) has a default setting of "NO" when it comes to benefits for service personnel.

    Incidentally, I have set up a separate personal pension for my TA income. Because the Taxman recognises it as "non-pensionable income" you can apply for tax relief in addition to any employer's scheme.