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War Pension Scheme Uprating 2013

Volume 557: debated on Tuesday 29 January 2013

The new rates of war pensions and allowances proposed from April 2013 are set out in the tables below. The annual uprating of war pensions and allowances for 2013 will take place from the week beginning 8 April. Rates for 2013 are increasing by 2.2% in line with the September 2012 consumer prices index.

War Pensions Rates

(Weekly rates unless otherwise shown)

2012 Rates

2013 Rates

War Pensions

Disablement Pension(100% rates)

officer (£ per annum)

8,756.00

8,949.00

other ranks (weekly amount)

167.80

171.50

Age allowances payable from age 65

40%-50%

11.25

11.50

over 50% but not over 70%

17.25

17.65

over 70% but not over 90%

24.55

25.10

over 90%

34.50

35.30

Disablement gratuity (one-off payment)

specified minor injury (min.)

1,069.00

1,093.00

specified minor injury (max.)

7,978.00

8,154.00

1-5% gratuity

2,667.00

2,726.00

6-14% gratuity

5,931.00

6,061.00

15-19% gratuity

10,373.00

10,601.00

Supplementary Allowances

Unemployability allowance

personal

103.65

105.95

adult dependency increase

57.60

58.85

increase for first child

13.40

13.70

increase for subsequent children

15.75

16.10

Invalidity allowance

higher rate

20.55

21.00

middle rate

13.30

13.60

lower rate

6.65

6.80

Constant attendance allowance

exceptional rate

126.60

129.40

intermediate rate

94.95

97.05

full-day rate

63.30

64.70

part-day rate

31.65

32.35

Comforts allowance

higher rate

27.20

27.80

lower rate

13.60

13.90

Mobility supplement

60.40

61.75

Allowance for lowered standard of occupation (maximum)

63.24

64.64

Therapeutic earnings limit (annual rate)

5,070.00

5,174.00

Exceptionally severe disablement allowance

63.30

64.70

Severe disablement occupational allowance

31.65

32.35

Clothing allowance (£ per annum)

216.00

221.00

Education allowance (£ per annum) (max)

120.00

120.00

Widow(er)s Benefits

Widow(er)s’—other ranks (basic with children) (weekly amount)

127.25

130.05

Widow(er)—officer higher rate, both wars (basic with children) (£ per annum)

6,766.00

6,915.00

Childless widow(er)s’ u-40 (other ranks) (weekly amount)

30.48

31.15

Widow(er)—officer lower rate, both wars (£ per annum)

2,350.00

2,402.00

Supplementary Pension

85.12

86.99

Age allowance

(a) age 65 to 69

14.50

14.80

(b) age 70 to 79

27.90

28.50

(c) age 80 and over

41.35

42.25

Childrens allowance

Increase for first child

19.95

20.40

Increase for subsequent children

22.35

22.85

Orphans pension

Increase for first child

22.80

23.30

Increase for subsequent children

25.00

25.55

Unmarried dependant living as spouse (max)

124.90

127.70

Rent allowance (maximum)

47.95

49.00

Adult orphan’s pension (maximum)

97.75

99.90