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War Pensions Scheme (Uprating)

Volume 572: debated on Thursday 12 December 2013

The new rates of pensions and allowances payable under the war pensions scheme proposed from April 2014 are set out in the tables below. The annual uprating of awards and allowances for 2014 will take place from the week beginning 7 April. Rates for 2014 are increasing by 2.7% in line with the September 2013 consumer prices index.

War Pensions Rates

Rates (£)

Rates(£)

(Weekly rates unless otherwise shown)

2013

2014

war pensions

Disablement Pension (100% rates)

officer (£ per annum)

8,949.00

9,189.00

other ranks (weekly amount)

171.50

176.10

Age allowances payable from age 65

40%-50%

11.50

11.80

over 50% but not over 70%

17.65

18.15

over 70% but not over 90%

25.10

25.80

over 90%

35.30

36.30

Disablement gratuity (one-off payment)

specified minor injury (min.)

1,093.00

1,123.00

specified minor injury (max.)

8,154.00

8,374.00

1 - 5% gratuity

2,726.00

2,800.00

6 - 14% gratuity

6,061.00

6,225.00

15-19% gratuity

10,601.00

10,887.00

supplementary allowances

Unemployability Allowance

Personal .

105.95

108.80

adult dependency increase

58.85

60.45

increase for first child

13.70

14.05

increase for subsequent children

16.10

16.55

Invalidity Allowance

higher rate

21.00

22.55

middle rate

13.60

14.00

lower rate

6.80

7.00

Constant Attendance Allowance

exceptional rate

129.40

132.80

intermediate rate

97.05

99.60

full day rate

64.70

66.40

Part-day rate

32.35

33.20

Comforts Allowance

higher rate

27.80

28.60

lower rate

13.90

14.30

Mobility Supplement

61.75

63.40

Allowance for lowered standard of occupation (maximum)

64.64

66.40

Therapeutic Earnings Limit (annual rate)

5,174.00

5,252.00

Exceptionally Severe Disablement Allowance

64.70

66.40

Severe Disablement Occupational Allowance

32.35

33.20

Clothing Allowance (annual rate)

221.00

227.00

Education Allowance (annual rate) (max)

120.00

120.00

Widow(er)s benefits

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

130.05

133.55

Widow(er) - Officer higher rate both wars (basic with children) (£ per annum)

6,915.00

7,102.00

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

31.15

31.99

Widow(er) - Officer lower rate both wars (£ per annum)

2,402.00

2,476.00

Supplementary Pension

86.99

89.34

Age Allowance

(a) age 65 to 69

14.80

15.20

(b) age 70 to 79

28.50

29.25

(c) age 80 and over

42.25

43.40

Children’s Allowance

Increase for first child

20.40

20.95

Increase for subsequent children

22.85

23.45

Orphan’s pension

Increase for first child

23.30

23.95

Increase for subsequent children

25.55

26.25

Unmarried dependant living as spouse (max)

127.70

131.20

Rent Allowance (maximum)

49.00

50.30

Adult orphan’s pension (maximum)

99.00

102.60