Wednesday 19th February 2020

The service leavers guide offers information and advice prior to and after leaving regular service.

The guide contains information about armed forces pensions, resettlement, reserve liability and support from charitable organisations.

Of particular importance to service leavers is the Pen 1 form which should be completed at the 6 month point prior to your last day of service using the link on your JPA account. If you do not have access to JPA you should compete and return the hardcopy form, no later than 6 months before your last day of service. The completion of the form is a legal requirement and failure to do so will result in a delay of the receipt of any terminal benefits and pension that you are entitled to.


The information in this booklet is not a definitive statement of the law. All contact details were correct at time of publication.

Relevant issues and comments specific to this document are to be directed to DBS[email protected]

Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

See also: Transition

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