Armed Forces Early Departure Payments Scheme Order 2005 comes into force
Implementation date: 6 April 2005
The Order esablishes the Armed Forces Early Departure Payments Scheme, which is a new scheme for making payments to members of the armed forces leaving service before they are entitled to retirement pensions or other benefits from the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2005. The Scheme replaces existing arrangements for such payments for persons joining the armed forces on or after 6 April 2005 or in service immediately before that date and transferring to the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2005. The Order can be viewed on the OPSI website.