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Another BIG success for the Forces Pension Society

In yet another significant campaigning triumph the Society has successfully argued the case for reinstating the “Short-Term Family Pension”.

The Short-Term Family Pension is a special payment made immediately following bereavement under the 1975 scheme – the widow or widower or civil partner will continue to receive pensionable pay (or full pension, if in payment) for three or six months following the death of the scheme member. This has always been seen as a way of providing short-term financial support at a very difficult time.

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Forces Pension Society – 70th Anniversary

On 16 June the Forces Pension Society held a drinks party to celebrate its 70th Anniversary, on the terrace of the House of Lords The event was hosted by Admiral of the Fleet Lord Boyce and attended by some 200 guests, including the incoming CDS, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Baroness Altmann, Minister for Pensions and Mark Lancaster, Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans.

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