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War Pensions Scheme (Uprating)

Volume 590: debated on Wednesday 14 January 2015

The new rates of pensions and allowances payable under the war pensions scheme proposed from April 2015 are set out in the tables below. The annual uprating of awards and allowances for 2015 will take place from the week beginning 6 April. Rates for 2015 are increasing by 1.2% in line with the September 2014 consumer prices index.

War Pensions Rates

Rates (£)

Rates (£)

(Weekly rates unless otherwise shown)

2014

2015

war pensions

Disablement Pension (100% rates)

officer (£ per annum)

9,189.00

9,298.00

other ranks (weekly amount)

176.10

178.20

Age allowances payable from age 65

40%-50%

11.80

11.95

over 50% but not over 70%

18.15

18.35

over 70% but not over 90%

25.80

26.10

over 90%

36.30

36.70

Disablement gratuity (one-off payment)

specified minor injury (min.)

1,123.00

1,136.00

specified minor injury (max.)

8,374.00

8,474.00

1-5% gratuity

2,800.00

2,834.00

6-14% gratuity

6,225.00

6,300.00

15-19 gratuity

10,887.00

11,018.00

supplementary allowances

Unemployability Allowance

Personal

108.80

110.10

adult dependency increase

60.45

61.20

increase for first child

14.05

14.20

increase for subsequent children

16.55

16.75

Invalidity Allowance

higher rate

22.55

21.80

middle rate

14.00

14.20

lower rate

7.00

7.10

Constant Attendance Allowance

exceptional rate

132.80

134.40

intermediate rate

99.60

100.80

full day rate

66.40

67.20

Part-day rate

33.20

33.60

Comforts Allowance

higher rate

28.60

28.90

lower rate

14.30

14.45

Mobility Supplement

63.40

64.15

Allowance for lowered standard of occupation (maximum)

66.40

67.20

Therapeutic Earnings Limit (annual rate)

5,252.00

5,408.00

Exceptionally Severe Disablement Allowance

66.40

67.20

Severe Disablement Occupational Allowance

33.20

33.60

Clothing Allowance (annual rate)

227.00

230.00

Education Allowance (annual rate) (max)

120.00

120.00

Widow(er)s benefits

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

133.55

135.15

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

7,102.00

7,187.00

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

31.99

32.37

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

2,476.00

2,496.00

Supplementary Pension

89.34

90.41

Age Allowance

(a) age 65 to 69

15.20

15.40

(b) age 70 to 79

29.25

29.60

(c) age 80 and over

43.40

43.90

Children’s Allowance

Increase for first child

20.95

21.20

Increase for subsequent children

23.45

23.75

Orphan’s pension

Increase for first child

23.95

24.25

Increase for subsequent children

26.25

26.55

Unmarried dependant living as spouse (max)

131.20

132.80

Rent Allowance (maximum)

50.30

50.90

Adult orphan’s pension (maximum)

102.60

103.85

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