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Armed Forces Pension Scheme (PO-23859)

Complainant: Mr N
Topic: Divorce
Ref: PO-23859
Outcome: Not upheld
Respondent: Veterans UK
Type: Pension complaint or dispute
Date:

Ombudsman’s Determination

Outcome

I do not uphold Mr N’s complaint and no further action is required by Veterans UK.

My reasons for reaching this decision are explained in more detail below.

Complaint summary

Mr N disagrees with the methodology used by Veterans UK to calculate his pension debit. He says that it results in a higher debit than that specified in the pension sharing order (PSO).

Mr N contends that the calculation of the debit goes against the ethos, intent and purpose of the Welfare Reform and Pensions Act 1999 (the 1999 Act).

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