Veterans UK pensions forms

Use these forms when claiming pensions under AFPS 75 and AFPS 05.



AFPS Form 12

The delay of the announcement of this year’s pay award for members of the armed forces has caused Defence Business Services to undertake urgent additional work. As a result DBS have had to suspend most pension forecasts until 1 February 2019. However, exceptions will be made if your request falls into one of the following categories:

  • Medical discharge forecasts;
  • Litigation requests (to include courts martial);
  • CETV financial reviews (to include those that are considering divorce and transfer to other public sector pension schemes);
  • Widows forecast;
  • Death in Service forecasts;
  • Deferred forecasts for terminal illness cases.

DBS recognise the inconvenience this will cause to some members of the armed forces and kindly ask that you re-submit your application in February 2019. In the meantime, the pension calculator can provide a forecast of pension benefits that should be able to meet the needs of the majority of service personnel.

If you require more information and need to discuss further, please contact DBS using one of the routes below:

  • Telephone: JPA Enquiry Centre on 0800 085 3600 (+44 141 224 3600 if calling from abroad);
  • Email:
  • Write: Veterans UK, Pensions Division, Mail Point 480, Kentigern House, 65 Brown Street, Glasgow, G2 8EX

These forms should be used when claiming pensions under Armed Forces Pension Scheme (AFPS) 75 and AFPS 05.

Please visit Pensions for veterans for further information on the AFPS 75 and 05.

Please note when using:

  • the Overseas pensions payment mandate forms you must also complete ‘Form 1’
  • the ‘Allocation of pension (AFPS form 3)’: You can allocate up to 37.5% of your pension, so that after you die one or more nominated dependants can receive an income for life (certain conditions apply)
  • the ‘Added years application (AFPS form 5)’: Added years can be bought as whole or part years by making a regular contribution. Contributions are limited to 15% of pensionable earnings
  • the ‘Claim preserved pension (AFPS form 8)’: Preserved pensions are normally paid from pension benefit age (currently age 65), but are not paid automatically and have to be claimed
  • the ‘Inverse commutation application (AFPS form 9)’: Within 6 months of the pension coming into payment you can apply to exchange all or part of the lump sum for an increase in pension (certain conditions apply)

For help and information on your armed forces pension please ring the Veterans UK JPAC on telephone: 0800 085 3600

or write to:

Veterans UK JPAC Enquiry Centre
Mail Point 480
Kentigern House
65 Brown Street
G2 8EX

Compensation forms have now been moved and are available on the Veterans UK compensation forms.

Published 1 June 2009
Last updated 3 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Replaced form 12 with the latest edition
  2. Extra information included in the details section
  3. Replaced form 8 with the latest version
  4. Replaced forms 6a, 9, 12, 14 and 16 with the latest versions
  5. Updated forms 2, 3, 3A, 4, 5, 6 & Divorce-Dissolution with the latest version
  6. Replaced forms 1, 8 and 8a with the latest version
  7. Replaced form 8 with the latest version
  8. Removed forms 10 and 11
  9. Replaced forms 1, 6a, 8, 8a, 9 and 16 with the latest versions
  10. Replaced form 12 with the PDF version
  11. Replaced form 14 with a PDF version
  12. Replaced the following forms with PDF versions, Divorce Disolution, 3a, 4, 5 and 6
  13. Replaced forms 3, 10 and 11 with pdf versions
  14. Replaced form 2 with pdf version
  15. Replaced form 3a with a pdf version
  16. Replaced forms 6, 6a, 9 and 16 with pdf versions
  17. Replaced forms 4 and 5 with pdf versions
  18. Replaced form 8a with pdf version
  19. Replaced form 8 with pdf version
  20. Replaced Armed forces pension schemes application form (Form 1) with a pdf version
  21. Replaced AFPS form 8 with latest version
  22. Replaced all forms with the latest versions
  23. Replaced the application form with the latest version.
  24. Amended Form 12 name as it was incorrect
  25. Updated form 8A with latest version
  26. Replaced form 12 with the latest edition
  27. Replaced divorce dissolution form with latest edition
  28. Replaced form 8 with latest version
  29. Replaced forms 12 and 14 with the latest edtiion
  30. Replaced form 8 with the latest edition
  31. Replaced forms 2 and 3 with the latest version
  32. Compensation forms have now been moved to
  33. Added Application for life commutation forms 10 and 11.
  34. Updated Nomination/ Revocation of Death Benefit (AFPS05/ RFPS05 /AFPS15) AFPS Form 2.
  35. Added updated War Widow’s / War Widower’s pension / funeral expenses (WPS0004) form
  36. Added the following forms 'WPS0002 – Claim for War Pension (Further Condition)', 'WPS0008 - Treatment allowance', 'WPS0003CAA - War Pensions constant attendance allowance', 'WPS0003UNSUP- War Pensions Unemployability Supplement'.
  37. Removed 'Nomination of death benefit (in service)/preserved pension lump sum continuation sheet (AFPS 05/RFPS 05: Form 2A)' as this is now incorporated into 'AFPS Form 2'.
  38. Added revised forms AFPS 1, 2, 8A, 12, 16.
  39. Added updated AFPS form 2 and new form AFPS 9.
  40. Added form Allowance for lowered standard of occupation (WPS0003ALSO)
  41. Updated 'War Pensioners Mobility Supplement (WPS0003WPMS)'
  42. Added AFPS 15 form 6 and form 6A
  43. Added War Pensioners Mobility Supplement form.
  44. Added Opt in/out of Armed Forces Pension Scheme (Form 16).
  45. Added new form War Widow’s / War Widower’s Pension / Funeral Expenses (WPS0004).
  46. Added Pension appeal form
  47. Added Inverse commutation form AFPS 05 / RFPS.
  48. Added updated forms AFPS 5 and AFPS 4.
  49. Added link to Armed forces pensions on divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships page
  50. Added updated forms 2, 2a, 3, 3a, 8, 8a, 12, 14 and Divorce Dissolution. Deleted 4, 5, 9, 10, 11 and 13.
  51. Updated 'Preserved pension claim form (Form 8)'.
  52. Updated the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and War Pensions Scheme claim form (AFPS/WPS001).
  53. Added new version of AFPS Form 1 updated 6/14.
  54. Added updated Form 8A.
  55. Added updated AFPS application form (updated 04/14).
  56. Updated contact details to reflect organisational changes
  57. Added updated form 8, preserved pension claim form.
  58. Added AFCS form WPS 01
  59. Added updated Pension forecast request (Form 13) version 2.0.
  60. Replaced form 13.
  61. Added 'Form 12: pension forecast request' and 'Form 13: pension forecast request (FTRS97, MPGS, NRPS and RFPS only).'
  62. First published.