News story: War Pension Scheme payments increases from April 2015

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  1. The rates have been increased by 1.2 per cent, in line with the September 2014 Consumer Prices Index (CPI) figure.

    Those currently getting a War Pension or War Widows(er)’s Pension will receive a letter confirming their new pension details before April.

    For more information on the War Pension Scheme and other compensation payable for injuries, illnesses or disablement related to service, please see https://www.gov.uk/claim-for-injury-received-while-serving.

    War Disablement Pension

    Other ranks (Payable on a Wednesday)

    Assessment: weekly rate
    100% £178.20
    90% £160.38
    80% £142.56
    70% £124.74
    60% £106.92
    50% £89.10
    40% £71.28
    30% £53.46
    20% £35.64
    Officers (Payable is variable)

    Assessment yearly rate
    100% £9,298
    90% £8,369
    80% £7,439
    70% £6,509
    60% £5,579
    50% £4,649
    40% £3,719
    30% £2,790
    20% £1,860
    Gratuities

    All ranks

    Assessment (less than 20%)
    1 to 5% £2,834
    6 to 14% £6,300
    15 to 19% £11,018
    Gratuities for specified minor injuries

    Fingers

    All ranks



    For the loss of

    Index finger
    More than two phalanges, including loss of whole finger £8,474
    More than one phalanx, but not more than two phalanges £6,780
    One phalanx or part of one £5,649
    Guillotine amputation of tip without loss of bone £3,381
    Middle finger
    More than two phalanges, including loss of whole finger £7,341
    More than one phalanx, but not more than two phalanges £5,649
    One phalanx or part of one £4,517
    Guillotine amputation of tip without loss of bone £2,822
    Ring or little finger

    For the loss of
    More than two phalanges, including loss of whole finger £4,517
    More than one phalanx, but not more than two phalanges £3,959
    One phalanx or part of one £3,381
    Guillotine amputation of tip without loss of bone £1,693
    Toes

    Great toe
    Through the joint £8,474
    Part of the toe £2,253
    One other toe
    Through the joint £2,253
    Part of the toe £1,136
    Two toes, excluding great toe
    Through the joint £3,381
    Part of the toe £1,693
    Three toes, excluding great toe
    Through the joint £3,959
    Part of the toe £2,253
    Four toes, excluding great toe
    Through the joint £5,649
    Part of the toe £2,253
    Allowances and supplements for disablement pensioners

    Unemployability supplement


    The allowance for an adult dependant, spouse or civil partner may be affected if they earn more than £73.10 a week. This is in line with the earnings limit for Incapacity Benefit (long term), JSA or State Pension. If they are not working at present but begin work or start to receive any benefit or income in their own right you must let us know immediately.

    Unemployability supplement

    Officers Other ranks
    yearly rate weekly rate
    Personal allowance £5,745 £110.10
    Adult dependant or spouse £3,193 £61.20
    First child £741 £14.20
    Other children £874 £16.75
    Invalidity Allowance


    These are the maximum amounts you can get if your unemployability started before you were aged:

    40 £1,138 £21.80
    50 £741 £14.20
    60 £370 £7.10
    War Pensions Constant Attendance Allowance

    Officers Other ranks
    yearly rate weekly rate
    Half day rate £1,753 £33.60
    Full day rate £3,506 £67.20
    Intermediate rate £5,260 £100.80
    Exceptional rate £7,013 £134.40
    Allowance for Lowered Standard of Occupation

    Officers Other ranks
    yearly rate weekly rate
    Maximum payable £3,506 £67.20
    Comforts Allowance

    Officers Other ranks
    yearly rate weekly rate
    Higher rate £1,508 £28.90
    Lower rate £754 £14.45
    Exceptionally Severe Disablement Allowance

    Officers Other ranks
    yearly rate weekly rate
    £3,506 £67.20
    Severe Disablement Occupational Allowance

    Officers Other ranks
    yearly rate weekly rate
    £1,753 £33.60
    Clothing Allowance

    All ranks yearly rate
    Maximum rate £230.00
    Age Allowance from age 65

    Disablement Officers Other ranks
    yearly rate weekly rate
    40 or 50% £624 £11.95
    60 or 70% £958 £18.35
    80 or 90% £1,362 £26.10
    100% £1,915 £36.70
    Mobility Supplement

    Officers Other ranks
    yearly rate weekly rate
    £3,347 £64.15
    War Widow(er)’s Pension: Other ranks

    War Widow(er)’s Pension: Other ranks

    Widow over 40 or under 40 with children weekly rate
    Standard rate £135.15
    Widow under 40 no children weekly rate
    Lower rate £32.37
    War Widow(er)’s Pension: Officer


    Widower(er) of First or Second Lieutenant (Army)

    Widow over 40 or under 40 with children yearly
    Standard rate £7,130
    Widow under 40 no children yearly
    Lower rate £1,958

    Widow(er) of Captain (Army)

    Widow over 40 or under 40 with children yearly
    Standard rate £7,160
    Widow under 40 no children yearly
    Lower rate £2,226

    Widow(er) of Major (Army)

    Widow over 40 or under 40 with children yearly
    Standard rate £7,187
    Widow under 40 no children yearly
    Lower rate £2,496

    Widow(er) of Lieutenant-Colonel (Army)

    yearly
    Higher rate (1914 War only) £7,255
    Standard rate £7,241

    Widow(er) of Colonel (Army)

    yearly
    Higher rate (1914 War only) £7,297
    Standard rate £7,279

    Widow(er) of Brigadier (Army)

    yearly
    Higher rate (1914 War only) £7,447
    Standard rate £7,430

    Widow(er) of Major-General (Army)

    yearly
    Higher rate (1914) War only) £7,589
    Standard rate £7,499

    Officers Widow(er) in receipt of an Attributable Forces Family Pension

    Widow(er) over 40 or under 40 with children yearly
    Standard rate £7,052.13
    Widow(er) under 40 with no children yearly
    Lower rate £1,689.07
    Eligible Child £1,106.22
    2nd and subsequent children £1,239.28
    Additions to Widow(er)’s Pension

    Age Allowance

    Widow(er)’s of officer’s Widow(er)’s of other ranks
    Payable at age yearly weekly
    65 £804 £15.40
    70 £1,545 £29.60
    80 £2,291 £43.90
    Children’s Allowance

    Widow(er)’s of officer’s Widow(er)’s of other ranks
    yearly weekly
    First child £1,106 £21.20
    Other children £1,239 £23.75
    Rent Allowance

    Maximum weekly rate (other ranks) £50.90
    Maximum annual rate (officers) £2,656
    Supplementary pension


    (Payable to the widow(er)’s of service personnel whose service ended before 31 March 1973)

    Widow(er)’s of officers Widow(er)’s of other ranks
    yearly weekly
    £4,717.59 £90.41
    Pensions for other dependants

    Officers Other ranks
    Dependants yearly weekly
    Unmarried dependants who lived as spouses or civil partners
    (maximum) £6,930 £132.80
    Orphans yearly weekly
    First child £1,265 £24.25
    Other children £1,385 £26.55
    Adult infirm yearly weekly
    orphan (maximum) £5,419 £103.85

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