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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 enquiries@forceslaw.com

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Thank you for everything you have done!! You have been amazing from start to finish, I just wish I had come to you in the first place as my previous solicitor didn’t even know there were special rules for Armed Forces wives. Biscoes Solicitors.

(Bolt Burdon Kemp.) You have always been professional, meticulous, understanding, adaptable and really gone up and above in all aspect of our case and customer care. Not once during your representation have we had to worry or question your ability, directions, guidance or choice of experts or legal representation, which alleviates some of the worry and burden that litigation brings.

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Do not hesitate to use Wolferstans as your solicitors. I have used them now on two occasions and they are quite simply the very best there is. Helpful, friendly, efficient but above all honest with you from start to finish. My most recent case was a triumph and that was down to their dedication and professional handling of the case. In short they saved me my future and I will be eternally grateful.

Mr Hall, Plymouth.

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