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Mark Francois (The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence; Rayleigh and Wickford, Conservative)

The new rates of war pensions and allowances proposed from April 2013 are set out in the tables

below. The annual uprating of war pensions and allowances for 2013 will take place from the week beginning 8 April. Rates for 2013 are increasing by 2.2% in line with the September 2012 consumer prices index.

War Pensions Rates
(Weekly rates unless otherwise shown) 2012 Rates 2013 Rates
War Pensions
     
Disablement Pension(100% rates)    
officer (£ per annum) 8,756.00 8,949.00
other ranks (weekly amount) 167.80 171.50
     
Age allowances payable from age 65    
40%-50% 11.25 11.50
over 50% but not over 70% 17.25 17.65
over 70% but not over 90% 24.55 25.10
over 90% 34.50 35.30
     
Disablement gratuity (one-off payment)    
specified minor injury (min.) 1,069.00 1,093.00
specified minor injury (max.) 7,978.00 8,154.00
1-5% gratuity 2,667.00 2,726.00
6-14% gratuity 5,931.00 6,061.00
15-19% gratuity 10,373.00 10,601.00
     
Supplementary Allowances
     
Unemployability allowance    
personal 103.65 105.95
adult dependency increase 57.60 58.85
increase for first child 13.40 13.70
increase for subsequent children 15.75 16.10
     
Invalidity allowance    
higher rate 20.55 21.00
middle rate 13.30 13.60
lower rate 6.65 6.80
     
Constant attendance allowance    
exceptional rate 126.60 129.40
intermediate rate 94.95 97.05
full-day rate 63.30 64.70
part-day rate 31.65 32.35
     
Comforts allowance    
higher rate 27.20 27.80
lower rate 13.60 13.90
     
Mobility supplement 60.40 61.75
Allowance for lowered standard of occupation (maximum) 63.24 64.64
Therapeutic earnings limit (annual rate) 5,070.00 5,174.00
Exceptionally severe disablement allowance 63.30 64.70
Severe disablement occupational allowance 31.65 32.35
Clothing allowance (£ per annum) 216.00 221.00
Education allowance (£ per annum) (max) 120.00 120.00
     
Widow(er)s Benefits
     
Widow(er)s’—other ranks (basic with children) (weekly amount) 127.25 130.05
Widow(er)—officer higher rate, both wars (basic with children) (£ per annum) 6,766.00 6,915.00
Childless widow(er)s’ u-40 (other ranks) (weekly amount) 30.48 31.15
Widow(er)—officer lower rate, both wars (£ per annum) 2,350.00 2,402.00
     
Supplementary Pension 85.12 86.99
     
Age allowance    
(a) age 65 to 69 14.50 14.80
(b) age 70 to 79 27.90 28.50
(c) age 80 and over 41.35 42.25
     
Childrens allowance    
Increase for first child 19.95 20.40
Increase for subsequent children 22.35 22.85
     
Orphans pension    
Increase for first child 22.80 23.30
Increase for subsequent children 25.00 25.55
     
Unmarried dependant living as spouse (max) 124.90 127.70
Rent allowance (maximum) 47.95 49.00
Adult orphan’s pension (maximum) 97.75 99.90

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