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War Pensions Scheme Uprating

Volume 670: debated on Thursday 30 January 2020

The new rates of war pensions and allowances proposed from April 2020 are set out in the tables below. The annual uprating of war pensions and allowances for 2020 will take place from the week beginning 6 April. Rates for 2020 are increasing by 1.7% in line with the September 2019 consumer price index.

War Pensions Rates

Rates

Rates

(Weekly rates unless otherwise shown)

2019

2020

£

£

WAR PENSIONS

Disablement Pension (100% rates)

Officer (per annum)

9,904.00

10,071.00

Other ranks (weekly amount)

189.80

193.00

Age allowances payable from age 65

40%-50%

12.70

12.90

over 50% but not over 70%

19.55

19.90

Over 70% but not over 90%

27.80

28.25

Over 90%

39.10

39.80

Disablement gratuity (one off payment)

Specified minor injury (min)

1,209.00

1,230.00

Specified minor injury (max)

9,028.00

9,181.00

1 – 5% gratuity

3,019.00

3,070.00

6 – 14% gratuity

6,711.00

6,825.00

15 – 19% gratuity

11,737.00

11,937.00

SUPPLEMENTARY ALLOWANCES

Unemployability allowance

Personal

117.30

119.30

Adult dependency increase

65.20

66.30

Increase for first child

15.15

15.40

Increase for subsequent children

17.80

18.10

Invalidity allowance

Higher rate

23.20

23.60

Middle rate

15.10

15.40

Lower rate

7.55

7.70

Constant attendance allowance

Exceptional rate

143.20

145.60

Intermediate rate

107.40

109.20

Full day rate

71.60

72.80

Part-day rate

35.80

36.40

Comforts allowance

Higher rate

30.80

31.10

Lower rate

15.40

15.55

Mobility supplement

68.35

69.50

Allowance for lowered standard of occupation (maximum)

71.60

72.80

Therapeutic earnings limit (annual rate)

6,838.00

7,280.00

Exceptional severe disablement allowance

71.60

72.80

Severe disablement occupational allowance

35.80

36.40

Clothing allowance (per annum)

245.00

249.00

Education allowance (per annum) (maximum)

120.00

120.00

WIDOW(ER)S BENIFITS

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

143.95

146.40

Widower(er)s’- Officer higher rate both wars (basic with children) (per annum)

7,656.00

7,786.00

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

34.48

35.07

Widow(er) – Officer lower rate both wars (per annum)

2,659.00

2,704.00

Supplementary pension

96.31

97.95

Age allowance

(a) Age 65 to 69

16.40

16.70

(b) age 70 to 79

31.55

32.10

(c) age 80 and over

46.80

47.60

Children’s allowance

Increase for the first child

22.60

23.00

Increase for subsequent children

25.30

25.55

Orphan’s pension

Increase for first child

25.85

26.30

Increase for subsequent children

28.25

28.75

Unmarried dependent living as spouse (maximum)

141.60

144.05

Rent allowance (maximum)

54.20

55.10

Adult orphan’s pension (maximum)

110.65

112.55

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