UK - The ex-wives of Armed Forces Pension Scheme members may be entitled to the same rights as their former husbands following a High Court ruling.
A judge ruled that the former wife of an army commander had an “arguable” case for discrimination because she could not draw her share of his pension until age 60 while he was drawing it at 58.
Justice Mitting gave Lady Susan Smith, 58, permission to take part in a judicial review hearing on the grounds it was discriminatory and breached her human rights.
The Ministry of Defence began paying Sir Rupert on his retirement on January 2002.
When he divorced last year he was able to continue receiving his half of the pot, but Smith could not.
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