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War Pensions Scheme (Uprating)

Defence written statement – made on 12th December 2013.

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Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The new rates of pensions and allowances payable under the war pensions scheme proposed from April 2014 are set out in the tables below. The annual uprating of awards and allowances for 2014 will take place from the week beginning 7 April. Rates for 2014 are increasing by 2.7% in line with the September 2013 consumer prices index.

War Pensions Rates
  Rates (£) Rates(£)
(Weekly rates unless otherwise shown) 2013 2014
     
war pensions    
     
Disablement Pension (100% rates)    
officer (£ per annum) 8,949.00 9,189.00
other ranks (weekly amount) 171.50 176.10
     
Age allowances payable from age 65    
40%-50% 11.50 11.80
over 50% but not over 70% 17.65 18.15
over 70% but not over 90% 25.10 25.80
over 90% 35.30 36.30
     
Disablement gratuity (one-off payment)    
specified minor injury (min.) 1,093.00 1,123.00
specified minor injury (max.) 8,154.00 8,374.00
1 - 5% gratuity 2,726.00 2,800.00
6 - 14% gratuity 6,061.00 6,225.00
15-19% gratuity 10,601.00 10,887.00
     
supplementary allowances    
     
Unemployability Allowance    
Personal . 105.95 108.80
adult dependency increase 58.85 60.45
increase for first child 13.70 14.05
increase for subsequent children 16.10 16.55
     
Invalidity Allowance    
higher rate 21.00 22.55
middle rate 13.60 14.00
lower rate 6.80 7.00
     
Constant Attendance Allowance    
exceptional rate 129.40 132.80
intermediate rate 97.05 99.60
full day rate 64.70 66.40
Part-day rate 32.35 33.20
     
Comforts Allowance    
higher rate 27.80 28.60
lower rate 13.90 14.30
     
Mobility Supplement 61.75 63.40
     
Allowance for lowered standard of occupation (maximum) 64.64 66.40
     
Therapeutic Earnings Limit (annual rate) 5,174.00 5,252.00
     
Exceptionally Severe Disablement Allowance 64.70 66.40
     
Severe Disablement Occupational Allowance 32.35 33.20
     
Clothing Allowance (annual rate) 221.00 227.00
     
Education Allowance (annual rate) (max) 120.00 120.00
     
Widow(er)s benefits    
     
Widow(er)s’ - other ranks (basic with children) (weekly amount) 130.05 133.55
Widow(er) - Officer higher rate both wars (basic with children) (£ per annum) 6,915.00 7,102.00
Childless widow(er)s’ u-40 (other ranks) (weekly amount) 31.15 31.99
Widow(er) - Officer lower rate both wars (£ per annum) 2,402.00 2,476.00
     
Supplementary Pension 86.99 89.34
     
Age Allowance    
(a) age 65 to 69 14.80 15.20
(b) age 70 to 79 28.50 29.25
(c) age 80 and over 42.25 43.40
     
Children’s Allowance    
Increase for first child 20.40 20.95
Increase for subsequent children 22.85 23.45
Orphan’s pension    
Increase for first child 23.30 23.95
Increase for subsequent children 25.55 26.25
     
Unmarried dependant living as spouse (max) 127.70 131.20
     
Rent Allowance (maximum) 49.00 50.30
     
Adult orphan’s pension (maximum) 99.00 102.60