War Widows Pension
Everyone in the Forces knows and understands that, tragically, the worst does sometimes happen. It’s this shared knowledge and acceptance that creates the unique bonds that make the Forces community so special.
If you lose your spouse or partner, whether during or after their service, you’re entitled to an occupational pension, based on their length of their service and rank. If they’ve died as a direct result of their service – in combat, for example – you may receive a second payment, under either the War Pension Scheme or the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS).
In April 2015, new rules came into effect, specifically addressing the transfer of pension rights for surviving spouses and partners who’ve remarried. These are sensitive issues, and at Forces Law, we have specialist lawyers, many of them ex-Service themselves, who bring both legal expertise and personal experience and empathy to these cases.
To discuss the new arrangements, or any aspect of pensions following a bereavement, please call us in confidence on 0845 601 1260 any time, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org