Reaching the ripe old age of 55 - AFPS 75 pension increase

Discussion in 'Finance, Property, Law' started by tombhoy, Jul 11, 2013.

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  1. I have searched the forum, but cannot see a thread on this issue.
    Having left the RAF in 2004, and being only 5 months away from repaying my commutation, I expect to see a nice increase in my pension soon.
    My question is - will this increase be paid automatically, or will I have to claim it some how?
  2. Automatically, unless you have entered the witness protection programme/signed on the sex offenders register or otherwise changed your name, date of birth, sex, National Insurance number or have been re-located by aliens?
    Even RAF admin should be able to keep up with all of the above, surely?
  3. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    It's meant to be automatic. In my case they forgot and I had to jolly well remind them. Funny really, the Army system had had my date of birth one way or another since 1975.
  4. Mine came through automatically - and was a very nice little surprise.
  5. I qualified 2 days ago and received a letter of notification last month advising me of the change and new annual pension
  6. I have another year for my 55th.
    May I be so bold as to ask, what sort of a % increase you had?