A one-off payment of £87,500 for eligible spouses in recognition of those who forfeited their pensions prior to 2015.
A one-off payment of £87,500 for eligible spouses in recognition of those who forfeited their pensions prior to 2015. Justified under a key principle of the Armed Forces Covenant
Widows of serving personnel who forfeited their pensions prior to 2015 could be eligible for a one-off payment of £87,500 as part of the government’s continued support for the armed forces, their families and veterans.
The new joint initiative from the Ministry of Defence and the Treasury will address old rules in which a cohort of bereaved spouses, civil partners and eligible partners forfeited their pensions if they remarried or cohabited before 2015.
The scheme and one-off payment are designed to support those whose spouses’ death was attributable to service. The application window, open later this year, will remain open for two years with support for applicants provided by the Veterans UK Call Centre, and welfare support available through the Veterans Welfare Service for those who require emotional support during the process.
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