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Written Statements

Volume 728: debated on Wednesday 22 February 2023

Written Statements

Wednesday 22 February 2023

Defence

War Pension Scheme Uprating 2023

The new rates of war pensions and allowances proposed from April 2023 are set out in the tables below. The annual uprating of war pensions and allowances for 2023 will take place from the week beginning 10 April. Rates for 2023 are increasing by 10.1% in accordance with the announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the autumn statement on 17 November 2022.

War pensions rates

RATESRATES

(Weekly rates unless otherwise shown)

2022 £

2023 £

WAR PENSIONS

Disablement Pension (100% rates)

officer (£ per annum)

10,436.00

11,490.00

other ranks (weekly amount)

200.00

220.20

Age allowances payable from age 65

40%-50%

13.35

14.70

over 50% but not over 70%

20.60

22.70

over 70% but not over 90%

29.30

32.25

over 90%

41.20

45.40

Disablement gratuity (one-off payment)

specified minor injury (min.)

1,274.00

1,403.00

specified minor injury (max.)

9,513.00

10,474.00

1 - 5% gratuity

3,181.00

3,502.00

6 -14% gratuity

7,072.00

7,786.00

15-19% gratuity

12,369.00

13,618.00

SUPPLEMENTARY ALLOWANCES

Unemployability allowance

Personal

123.60

136.10

adult dependency increase

68.70

75.65

increase for first child

16.00

17.60

increase for subsequent children

18.75

20.65

Invalidity allowance

higher rate

24.45

26.90

middle rate

16.00

17.60

lower rate

8.00

8.80

Constant attendance allowance

exceptional rate

151.00

166.20

intermediate rate

113.25

124.65

full day rate

75.50

83.10

part-day rate

37.75

41.55

Comforts allowance

higher rate

32.50

35.80

lower rate

16.25

17.90

Mobility supplement

72.00

79.25

Allowance for lowered standard of occupation (maximum)

75.44

83.04

Therapeutic earnings limit (annual rate)

7,904.00

8,684.00

Exceptionally severe disablement allowance

75.50

83.10

Severe disablement occupational allowance

37.75

41.55

Clothing allowance (£ per annum)

258.00

284.00

Education allowance (£ per annum) (max)

120.00

120.00

WIDOW(ER)S BENEFITS

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

151.70

167.00

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

8,068.00

8,883.00

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

36.34

40.01

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

2,802.00

3,085.00

Supplementary Pension

101.49

111.74

Age allowance

(a) age 65 to 69

17.30

19.05

(b) age 70 to 79

33.25

36.60

(c) age 80 and over

49.35

54.35

Children’s allowance

Increase for first child

23.80

26.20

Increase for subsequent children

26.50

29.20

Orphan’s pension

Increase for first child

27.25

30.00

Increase for subsequent children

29.80

32.80

Unmarried dependant living as spouse (max)

149.35

164.65

Rent allowance (maximum)

57.10

62.85

Adult orphan’s pension (maximum)

116.60

128.40

[HCWS573]

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe: UK Delegation

Baroness Sater has been appointed as a full member of the United Kingdom delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in place of the Earl of Dundee.

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