Perhaps I didn’t explain fully – although the ruling would apply to a man in the armed forces this doesn’t account for the situation women are in when they may feel they have to put off having children as it means taking time away from their work. The physical reality of having a child means that women have to take at least some time off work to…[Read more]
Heading news today – and rightly so… Mother has weeks to live and has to tell children they will be orphans Samantha McConnell, of Lincoln, has weeks to live after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. In a heartbreaking…[Read more]
I have just read about this in The Sun and read now in the below in the comments from Skip that she has won the reverse decision, I truly hope this is so ….as she has served our country for many years and now in her time of need she needs to be able to spend the rest of her precious time with her children not worrying about their financial…[Read more]
I find it absolutely shocking that these poor children are being denied the last thing their mummy can provide for them AND a dying mother is having to fight this battle when she deserves to spend her final days making memories for her babies.
This is totally unjust. If someone has paid into a pension for 20 years, and presumably paid a widowers’/dependents’ contribution, then the kids should be entitled to her pension regardless of when they were born. How ridiculous. She should at least be given the comfort of knowing that she has provided financially for her children.
This whole situation leaves me so angry!! It is so unjust and archaic that AFPS should even consider denying this Officer’s children survivor rights. Irrespective of what any clause in the pension booklet says, someone with a bit of common sense should revoke this and get new rules weitten asap!! The money is hers, should go to her estate and her…[Read more]
This seems to be discriminatory on the basis of gender as a protected characteristic – while the armed forces have some exemptions from the Equality Act 2010, these are related to ensuring ‘combat effectiveness’ not saving money…
This is so manifestly unjust I can only believe that the military did not anticipate these circumstances. I hope my faith in the MOD will be vindicated by a swift and decisive move in Sam, Grace and Rory’s favour.
Sam delayed motherhood so she could continue to serve her country and is now being penalised because she decided not to marry and have 2 children via IVF (Sperm Donor) after she had retired from service. This archaic law has no place in modern society. If she hadn’t been given this devastating news about the cancer then she would be continuing to…[Read more]