Combined Armed Forces Federation UK

Pay Informaton

The Federation has completed its Researched Report into the failure by this Government to recognise and pay the Occupational Pensions and Gratuities for the accrued years of service due to members of the Armed Forces serving prior to 1975. This is the only such Report in existence.

The Federation has established the total cost to the Government to satisfy the above, and has circulated its full Report to all Members of Parliament. It is most important therefore, that all ex members of the Armed Forces serving prior to 1975, including any present day widows of service personnel, are registered with the Federation to ensure inclusion in any settlement. Additionally, representations have been placed before the Prime Minister, and his Government, calling on him to address this injustice immediately.

Meanwhile our case is before London solicitors, experienced in the field of challenging HM Government over injustices relating to the Armed Forces. They are currently seeking further guidance from our Secretary General (December 2015) If you wish to register your accrued years of service towards an Occupational Pension, and Gratuity to be taken into account, please forward your details via the "Membership" section of this website. The Combined Armed Forces Federation UK (CAFF UK) is now the only organisation seeking reparations on behalf of pre-1975 leavers - your support and the support given by current members, on your behalf, is greatly appreciated

 

Our former treasurer Chris Watkin wrote a letter to the Daily Telegraph highlighting the "way in which MPs are rewarding themselves with such generous pensions". click here to read his letter. To gain an insight in to MP's pensions and how they have benefited while others who served this country have not reaped the same rewards then click here to read a letter from the House of Commons Library in response to a Gosport constituant's query regarding MP's pensions.

13th May 2005

click here for a Pension Challenge Poster Click the printer icon to access a sample WORD document with 'Letter Head' to promote the PENSION CHALLENGE in letters or publicity posters.

16th February 2005

DISABILITY PENSIONS: Any colleagues who are receiving Disability Living Allowance (or their wives) should be aware of the probabililty that their spouse may easily qualify for the Carer's Allowance (£44.35 per week) if the claimant of the DLA is receiving at least the Middle Band (£39.35 per wek). Check out the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) advice booklets DS 700 and Claim Form DS 700(1). You can also receive sound advice through the Helpline 0800 88 22 00.

Colleagues have also received good advice from the Veteran's Association (for those with Service Disability Claims). Please contact the Hon Treasurer (as above) should you require further information about accessing such help.

13th January 2005

PENSION CHALLENGE The Combined Armed Forces Federation UK is in the process of challenging the Government over the fact that many members of the Armed Forces who left before qualifying for a full pension prior to 1975 are nevertherless entitled to a pro-rata pension based on the number of years served and the fact that salary levels were reduced below their civilian equivalent in order to provide them.

 

Useful Links for Armed Forces Pensions Information

 

AFPS Booklet. Family Pensions Benefits(http://www.mod.uk/linked_files/issues/afps/afps_fambenefits.pdf  PDF file (342kb) - This MOD AFPS booklet entiled 'FAMILY PENSION BENEFITS'. contains a great deal of useful information such as contact details for Pensions and Pay Organisations.

 

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