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);
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);
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
65 Brown Street
Replaced forms 6a, 9, 12, 14 and 16 with the latest versions
Updated forms 2, 3, 3A, 4, 5, 6 & Divorce-Dissolution with the latest version
Replaced forms 1, 8 and 8a with the latest version
Replaced form 8 with the latest version
Removed forms 10 and 11
Replaced forms 1, 6a, 8, 8a, 9 and 16 with the latest versions
Replaced form 12 with the PDF version
Replaced form 14 with a PDF version
Replaced the following forms with PDF versions, Divorce Disolution, 3a, 4, 5 and 6
Replaced forms 3, 10 and 11 with pdf versions
Replaced form 2 with pdf version
Replaced form 3a with a pdf version
Replaced forms 6, 6a, 9 and 16 with pdf versions
Replaced forms 4 and 5 with pdf versions
Replaced form 8a with pdf version
Replaced form 8 with pdf version
Replaced Armed forces pension schemes application form (Form 1) with a pdf version
Replaced AFPS form 8 with latest version
Replaced all forms with the latest versions
Replaced the application form with the latest version.
Amended Form 12 name as it was incorrect
Updated form 8A with latest version
Replaced form 12 with the latest edition
Replaced divorce dissolution form with latest edition
Replaced form 8 with latest version
Replaced forms 12 and 14 with the latest edtiion
Replaced form 8 with the latest edition
Replaced forms 2 and 3 with the latest version
Compensation forms have now been moved to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/veterans-uk-compensation-forms.
Added Application for life commutation forms 10 and 11.
Updated Nomination/ Revocation of Death Benefit (AFPS05/ RFPS05 /AFPS15) AFPS Form 2.
Added updated War Widow’s / War Widower’s pension / funeral expenses (WPS0004) form
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'.
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'.
Added revised forms AFPS 1, 2, 8A, 12, 16.
Added updated AFPS form 2 and new form AFPS 9.
Added form Allowance for lowered standard of occupation (WPS0003ALSO)