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House of Commons Hansard
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War Pensions Scheme: Uprating
24 January 2019
Volume 653
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The new rates of war pensions and allowances proposed from April 2019 are set out in the following tables. The annual uprating of war pensions and allowances for 2019 will take place from the week beginning 8 April 2019. Rates for 2019 are increasing by 2.4% in line with the September 2018 consumer price index.

War Pensions Rates

Rates

Rates

(Weekly rates unless otherwise shown)

2018

2019

£

£

War Pensions

Disablement Pension (100% rates)

officer (£ per annum)

9,674.00

9,904.00

other ranks (weekly amount)

185.40

189.80

Age Allowances Payable from Age 65

40% - 50%

12.40

12.70

over 50% but not over 70%

19.10

19.55

over 70% but not over 90%

27.15

27.80

Over 90%

38.20

39.10

Disablement Gratuity (one-off payment)

specified minor injury (min.)

1,181.00

1,209.00

specified minor injury (max.)

8,816.00

9,028.00

1% - 5% gratuity

2,948.00

3,019.00

6% - 14% gratuity

6,554.00

6,711.00

15% - 19% gratuity

11,462.00

11,737.00

Supplementary Allowances

Unemployability Allowance

personal

114.55

117.30

adult dependency increase

63.65

65.20

increase for first child

14.80

15.15

increase for subsequent children

17.40

17.80

Invalidity Allowance

higher rate

22.65

23.20

middle rate

14.70

15.10

lower rate

7.35

7.55

Constant Attendance Allowance

exceptional rate

139.80

143.20

intermediate rate

104.85

107.40

full day rate

69.90

71.60

part-day rate

34.95

35.80

Comforts Allowance

higher rate

30.10

30.80

lower rate

15.05

15.40

mobility supplement

66.75

68.35

allowance for lowered standard of occupation (maximum)

69.92

71.60

therapeutic earnings limit (annual rate)

6,526.00

6,838.00

exceptional severe disablement allowance

69.90

71.60

severe disablement occupational allowance

34.95

35.80

clothing allowance (per annum)

239.00

245.00

education allowance (per annum) (maximum)

120.00

120.00

Widow(er)s Benefits

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

140.60

143.95

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

7,477.00

7,656.00

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

33.67

34.48

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

2,597.00

2,659.00

supplementary pension

94.05

96.31

Age Allowance

(a) age 65 to 69

16.00

16.40

(b) age 70 to 79

30.80

31.55

(c) age 80 and over

45.70

46.80

Children’s Allowance

increase for first child

22.05

22.60

increase for subsequent children

24.70

25.30

Orphan’s Pension

increase for first child

25.25

25.85

increase for subsequent children

27.60

28.25

unmarried dependant living as spouse (max)

138.25

141.60

rent allowance (maximum)

52.95

54.20

adult orphan’s pension (maximum)

108.05

110.65

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