Widows pension

Discussion in 'Finance, Property, Law' started by Moonhead, Sep 17, 2007.

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  1. My father served in the Coldstream guards for 22 years and received a pension. A few weeks ago he died. My mother is having great difficulty in getting any information from the MOD as to what % of his pension she will now receive and this is obviously causing her great distress. Does anyone have any information that I can use to help her or any links to useful sites. I have had a trawl around the net but have got nowhere fast.
    Many thanks.
  2. Sorry to hear of your loss

    Write to

    Sutherland House
    Russell Way
    RH10 1UH

    That was in a Paymaster newsletter I received, the newsletter can be viewed online at www.paymaster.co.uk

    Edited to add:

    the link is very slow at the moment but here are some more contact details:

    Army queries: 0870 197 1510
    Fax: 01293 604024
    E-Mail: afppensions@xafinitypaymaster.co.uk
  3. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    Sorry to hear of you loss Moonhead.
    Unfortunately it is not as straight forward as giving a percentage.
    It depends upon when he served. Service before 1975 it is 33 1/33%, after that 50% but you could buy the extra years.

    As Flyinghandbag says the people to contact are paymaster on the details shown plus your father should have received a newsletter in April together with his uprating notice.
    Any problems PM me.
  4. Thank you for your replies gents, I have passed the info to my mother and she sends her thanks. I'll be contacting the paymaster tomorrow to see what I can find out.