The Ministry of Defence has released an updated version of the Service Leavers Guide…

The guide offers information and advice prior to and after leaving regular service. It contains information about armed forces pensions, resettlement, reserve liability, support from charitable organisations and more.

Included in the guide is the most up-to-date information on resettlement and education funding as well as the time you can use for training, Civilian Work Attachments and other activities relating to your transition from the military.

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 complete 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.

You can download the updated Service Leavers Guide here.