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House of Commons Hansard
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War Pensions Scheme Uprating 2017
15 January 2018
Volume 634
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The new rates of war pensions and allowances proposed from April 2018 are set out in the tables below. The annual uprating of war pensions and allowances for 2018 will take place from the week beginning 9 April. Rates for 2018 are increasing by 3.0% in line with the September 2017 consumer prices index.

War Pensions Rates

RATES

RATES

(Weekly rates unless otherwise shown)

2017

2018

War Pensions

Disablement Pension (100% rates)

officer (£ per annum)

9,392.00

9,674.00

other ranks (weekly amount)

180.00

185.40

Age Allowances Payable from Age 65

40% - 50%

12.05

12.40

over 50% but not over 70%

18.55

19.10

over 70% but not over 90%

26.35

27.15

over 90%

37.10

38.20

Disablement Gratuity (one-off payment)

specified minor injury (min.)

1,147.00

1,181.00

specified minor injury (max.)

8,559.00

8,816.00

1% - 5% gratuity

2,862.00

2,948.00

6% - 14% gratuity

6,363.00

6,554.00

15% - 19% gratuity

11,128.00

11,462.00

Supplementary Allowances

Unemployability Allowance

personal

111.20

114.55

adult dependency increase

61.80

63.65

increase for first child

14.35

14.80

increase for subsequent children

16.90

17.40

Invalidity Allowance

higher rate

22.00

22.65

middle rate

14.30

14.70

lower rate

7.15

7.35

Constant Attendance Allowance

exceptional rate

135.80

139.80

intermediate rate

101.85

104.85

full day rate

67.90

69.90

part-day rate

33.95

34.95

Comforts Allowance

higher rate

29.20

30.10

lower rate

14.60

15.05

mobility supplement

64.80

66.75

allowance for lowered standard of occupation (maximum)

67.88

69.92

therapeutic earnings limit (annual rate)

6,240.00

6,526.00

exceptional severe disablement allowance

67.90

69.90

severe disablement occupational allowance

33.95

34.95

clothing allowance (£ per annum)

232.00

239.00

education allowance (£ per annum) (maximum)

120.00

120.00

Widow(er)s Benefits

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

136.50

140.60

widow(er)-officer higher rate both wars (basic with children) (£ per annum)

7,259.00

7,477.00

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

32.69

33.67

widow(er)-officer lower rate both wars (£ per annum)

2,521.00

2,597.00

supplementary pension

91.31

94.05

Age Allowance

(a) age 65 to 69

15.55

16.00

(b) age 70 to 79

29.90

30.80

(c) age 80 and over

44.35

45.70

Children’s Allowance

increase for first child

21.40

22.05

increase for subsequent children

24.00

24.70

Orphan’s Pension

increase for first child

24.50

25.25

increase for subsequent children

26.80

27.60

unmarried dependant living as spouse (max)

134.15

138.25

rent allowance (maximum)

51.40

52.95

adult orphan’s pension (maximum)

104.90

108.05

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