Pension for WW2 veteran?

Discussion in 'Finance & Pensions' started by Tidal, Feb 10, 2010.

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  1. Hello, I was wondering if a World War 2 veteran (my grandfather) who served for 13 and a half years as an engineer is eligible to receive a pension for his time spent during WW2 and onwards?
  2. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Welcome to RR! :thumbleft:

    Without knowing your Grandfather's full service history, I doubt anyone can make an informed decision or offer you some definite advice. However I would suggest that you contact the MOD's Service Personnel and Veterans's Agency, who will be able to tell you more. You could also approach The Royal British Legion for some more local assistance.

    Good luck!
  3. Many left the Rn before the rules changed giving a preserved pension at a certain age to those who left before completing 22 years service.
    I believe that the rules were changed sometime in the 1970s.
    Those who left the service before the date of the preserved pension rules changed got nothing. My wife served for over six years due to the date of her leaving (1970) is entitled to zero.
  4. Twas 75 Slim :wink: :wink: I left in 74 With 12 yrs service and Zilch :roll: , ka sera sera :lol: :lol: Theirs loads of info on here,
  5. Speak to the Pensions Secretary at Forces Pensions Society who is the National expert in Armed Forces Pensions. Call Lt Cdr David Marsh on 0207 820 9988 or email [email protected]
    Our aim is to secure equality of pensions for former regular members of the Armed Forces who served for fewer than 22 years at any time to April 1975 and who were discharged before 5th April 1975. This also applies to those regulars who were discharged prior to 1981 who do not meet the criteria of length of service and age. We ask Her Majesty's Government for pension rights based on years of service and related, pro rata, to pensions received by contemporaries who completed 22 years of service..

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