Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Update

I thought you might be interested to hear the update to Sergeant Michael Anderson's pension problem. It seems that sometimes the powers that be do listen and take note . . .

I received this email on 7th November.
Change.org
Janice -
On Monday I started a petition for my husband to receive his full military pension and last night I found out he will.
After months of worry it is a huge relief to finally hear my husband will receive his pension.
I first raised my fears in the media in June but it wasn't until my petition on Change.org that the Ministry of Defence said Michael's transfer request will also stall his redundancy.
The response to our petition has been fantastic and somewhat overwhelming. We are so grateful to the 100,000 people who have responded and continue to spread the word, your efforts have not been in vain and we are so grateful to you all. 
We hope that others in similar situations have the courage to ask for help because with the support of Great British public, it is achievable. 
Pension Justice for Troops, a group of former service men and women and their relatives, havestarted a new petition asking the Prime Minister to review the treatment of all soldiers made redundant within a whisper of qualifying for their petition. You can support their petitionhere. 
Thank you all,
Jolene

9 comments:

  1. What wonderful news.. I am so glad that he will get his full pension.

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  2. Thank goodness. Now if only we could get our Canadian military wised up. Canadians don't mind paying taxes if the money is used correctly and making sure our veterans get decent pensions is the right thing to do.

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  3. Hi janice - brilliant news and I'm so pleased for them - cheers Hilary

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  4. Wonderful news ! What a brave wife !

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