War Pensions Scheme (Uprating): 14th January 2015

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Anna Soubry)
The new rates of pensions and allowances payable under the war pensions scheme proposed from April 2015 are set out in the tables below. The annual uprating of awards and allowances for 2015 will take place from the week beginning 6 April. Rates for 2015 are increasing by 1.2% in line with the September 2014 consumer prices index.

War Pensions Rates
Rates (£) Rates (£)
(Weekly rates unless otherwise shown) 2014 2015
war pensions
Disablement Pension (100% rates)
officer (£ per annum) 9,189.00 9,298.00
other ranks (weekly amount) 176.10 178.20
Age allowances payable from age 65
40%-50% 11.80 11.95
over 50% but not over 70% 18.15 18.35
over 70% but not over 90% 25.80 26.10
over 90% 36.30 36.70
Disablement gratuity (one-off payment)
specified minor injury (min.) 1,123.00 1,136.00
specified minor injury (max.) 8,374.00 8,474.00
1-5% gratuity 2,800.00 2,834.00
6-14% gratuity 6,225.00 6,300.00
15-19 gratuity 10,887.00 11,018.00
supplementary allowances
Unemployability Allowance
Personal 108.80 110.10
adult dependency increase 60.45 61.20
increase for first child 14.05 14.20
increase for subsequent children 16.55 16.75
Invalidity Allowance
higher rate 22.55 21.80
middle rate 14.00 14.20
lower rate 7.00 7.10
Constant Attendance Allowance
exceptional rate 132.80 134.40
intermediate rate 99.60 100.80
full day rate 66.40 67.20
Part-day rate 33.20 33.60
Comforts Allowance
higher rate 28.60 28.90
lower rate 14.30 14.45
Mobility Supplement 63.40 64.15
Allowance for lowered standard of occupation (maximum) 66.40 67.20
Therapeutic Earnings Limit (annual rate) 5,252.00 5,408.00
Exceptionally Severe Disablement Allowance 66.40 67.20
Severe Disablement Occupational Allowance 33.20 33.60
Clothing Allowance (annual rate) 227.00 230.00
Education Allowance (annual rate) (max) 120.00 120.00
Widow(er)s benefits
Widow(er)s’—other ranks (basic with children) (weekly amount) 133.55 135.15
Widow(er)—Officer higher rate both wars (basic with children) (£ per annum) 7,102.00 7,187.00
Childless widow(er)s’ u-40 (other ranks) (weekly amount) 31.99 32.37
Widow(er)—Officer lower rate both wars (£ per annum) 2,476.00 2,496.00
Supplementary Pension 89.34 90.41
Age Allowance
(a) age 65 to 69 15.20 15.40
(b) age 70 to 79 29.25 29.60
(c) age 80 and over 43.40 43.90
Children’s Allowance
Increase for first child 20.95 21.20
Increase for subsequent children 23.45 23.75
Orphan’s pension
Increase for first child 23.95 24.25
Increase for subsequent children 26.25 26.55
Unmarried dependant living as spouse (max) 131.20 132.80
Rent Allowance (maximum) 50.30 50.90
Adult orphan’s pension (maximum) 102.60 103.85