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War Pension rates for 2017/18

Posted by Tony T on Mon, Mar 06 2017 at 08:43 AM CST:

Thought I would share this with you to show just how generous our government is. The increase on our Military pension will mean a 1% increase, aren't we lucky?

The new rates of war pensions and allowances proposed from April 2017 are set out in the tables below. The Annual uprating of war pensions and allowances for 2017 will take place from the week beginning 10 April 2017. Rates for 2017 are increasing by 1 per cent in line with the September 2016 Consumer Price Index

RATES RATES
(Weekly rates unless otherwise shown) 2016 2017

WAR PENSIONS

Disablement Pension (100% rates)
officer ( per annum) 9,298.00 9,392.00
other ranks (weekly amount) 178.20 180.00

Age allowances payable from age 65
40%-50% 11.95 12.05
over 50% but not over 70% 18.35 18.55
over 70% but not over 90% 26.10 26.35
over 90% 36.70 37.10

Disablement gratuity (one-off payment)
specified minor injury (min.) 1,136.00 1,147.00
specified minor injury (max.) 8,474.00 8,559.00
1 5% gratuity 2,834.00 2,862.00
6 14% gratuity 6,300.00 6,363.00
15 19% gratuity 10,018.00 11,128.00

SUPPLEMENTARY ALLOWANCES

Unemployability allowance
Personal 110.10 111.20
adult dependency increase 61.20 61.80
increase for first child 14.20 14.35
increase for subsequent children 16.75 16.90

Invalidity allowance
higher rate 21.80 22.00
middle rate 14.20 14.30
lower rate 7.10 7.15

Constant attendance allowance
exceptional rate 134.40 135.80
intermediate rate 100.80 101.85
full day rate 67.20 67.90
Part-day rate 33.60 33.95

Comforts allowance
higher rate 28.90 29.20
lower rate 14.45 14.60

Mobility supplement 64.15 64.80

Allowance for lowered standard of occupation (maximum) 67.20 67.88

Therapeutic earnings limit (annual rate) 5,590.00 6,240.00

Exceptionally severe disablement allowance 67.20 67.90

Severe disablement occupational allowance 33.60 33.95

Clothing allowance ( per annum) 230.00 232.00

Education allowance ( per annum) (max) 120.00 120.00

WIDOW(ER)S BENEFITS

Widow(er)s' - other ranks (basic with children) (weekly amount) 135.15 136.50
Widow(er) - Officer higher rate both wars (basic with children) ( per annum) 7,187.00 7,259.00
Childless widow(er)s' u-40 (other ranks) (weekly amount) 32.37 32.69
Widow(er) Officer lower rate both wars ( per annum) 2,496.00 2,521.00

Supplementary Pension 90.41 91.31

Age allowance
(a) age 65 to 69 15.40 15.55
(b) age 70 to 79 29.60 29.90
(c) age 80 and over 43.90 44.35

Children's allowance
Increase for first child 21.20 21.40
Increase for subsequent children 23.75 24.00

Orphan's pension
Increase for first child 24.25 24.50
Increase for subsequent children 26.55 26.80

Unmarried dependant living as spouse (max) 132.80 134.15

Rent allowance (maximum) 50.90 51.40

Adult orphan's pension (maximum) 103.85 104.90

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