This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government
Petition equality in Veterans pensions
Veterans of the UK Armed Forces serving on regular engagements who left the service prior to April 1975 having completed less than 22 years for Other ranks or 16 years for Commissioned Officers made indirect contributions towards pension but receive no benefit in return
Those who served for a minimum of 2 years beyond April 1975 are entitled to a preserved pension pro-rata their service on reaching the age of 60,on the same terms as the pre-April 1975 leavers.
This is an outrageous injustice which Governments over the past 30 years have chosen to ignore. The government should rectify this unfair and unjust ruling with immediate effect.
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