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Armed Forces must wait five years longer for pension

Publié par Clifford Armion le 19/06/2012

James Kirkup, Thomas Harding

Soldiers, sailors and airmen may have to give as much as 23 years’ service before being able to leave with their pensions, up from as little as 18 years at present.
The result would be that the effective minimum age for leaving the Services with an immediate pension would increase from 40 to 45.
The plan, disclosed in a Ministry of Defence document, has emerged amid complaints from soldiers that they have been targets for redundancy days before qualifying for their pension. Many soldiers claimed they were sacked and denied an immediate pension, in some cases after the MoD miscalculated the length of their service.
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"Armed Forces must wait five years longer for pension", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2012. Consulté le 29/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/armed-forces-must-wait-five-years-longer-for-pension