HMRC Tax Code Error - War Pensions, SIP

Invaliding pension and get assessed tomorrow for a 'war pension'
Part of the War Pension assessment is to decide attribution. If your condition is found by Veterans UK to be attributable to service, your invaliding pension should become an attributable pension and therefore tax-free. This is in addition to whatever (if any) War Pension is paid.

Worth noting that the Service Attributable Pension (part of AFPS75) may or may not still be called that. Mine was initially but is now referred to as the Armed Forces Attributable Benefits Annual Compensation Payment. They still understand SAP though!
 
Just got my Tax Code(s) notice and the codes seem to be about right compared to last years. Only difference is my pension linked to my injury (SAP) was previously classed as NT but is now S0T, looks the same but appears to have been renamed, possibly because I live in Scotland?
 
I just had my medical assessment. Although the chap turned up an hour late, it was very professional - except that the list of conditions from Veterans UK was incomplete! He suggested that I copy my two ring-binders' worth of reports and referrals to Veterans UK to support my claim.

Coincidentally my tax codes arrived today but they don't correlate with the Equinity letter confirming my pensions payments. So another hour of letter writing is needed.
I'll also speak with Forces Pension Society just to understand better which parts of my income should be taxed and at what rate....

I pity some ex SPs who have never dealt with tax before and being faced with confusing and contradictory tax advice.
 
I just had my medical assessment. Although the chap turned up an hour late, it was very professional - except that the list of conditions from Veterans UK was incomplete! He suggested that I copy my two ring-binders' worth of reports and referrals to Veterans UK to support my claim.
A couple of things here. Veterans uk will normally inform the visiting HP what conditions to examine you for as they are the conditions they accept as related to service. The other conditions you believe should be under examination do not appear to have been accepted by veterans uk, or they did not get entered on the application form (unless you are getting assessed during the leaving process). You can apply for these conditions to be added and at this point you should copy all your evidence to them when you return the form (ring them and they'll send you one).
 
A couple of things here. Veterans uk will normally inform the visiting HP what conditions to examine you for as they are the conditions they accept as related to service. The other conditions you believe should be under examination do not appear to have been accepted by veterans uk, or they did not get entered on the application form (unless you are getting assessed during the leaving process). You can apply for these conditions to be added and at this point you should copy all your evidence to them when you return the form (ring them and they'll send you one).
Unfortunately there is a history of incomplete record keeping by teh Single Services and Veterans UK. Along with a number of others in recent years, the documents that were presented to my RAF Formal Medical Board (that led to being invalided out of the Service). I took my folders with me and the Board was suspended as copies of clinical reports were taken and assessed.

Today they missed that I have a significant hearing loss due to three decades of exposure to aircraft noise and gun-fire (and being perilously close to a no-notice ATACMS launch in Afghanistan) - as acknowledged by the Defence Audiology Service, hence the bilateral hearing aids.
 
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Unfortunately there is a history of incomplete record keeping by teh Single Services and Veterans UK. Along with a number of others in recent years, the documents that were presented to my RAF Formal Medical Board (that led to being invalided out of the Service). I took my folders with me and the Board was suspended as copies of clinical reports were taken and assessed.

Today they missed that I have a significant hearing loss due to three decades of exposure to aircraft noise and gun-fire (and being perilously close to a no-notice ATACMS launch in Afghanistan) - as acknowledged by the Defence Audiology Service, hence the bilateral hearing aids.
The incomplete or missing records is an issue that applies to a lot of us, but I'll give veterans uk their due here, they are generally happy to accept an injury may not have been recorded or recorded properly if the injury is one likely to have been caused by service. Any evidence to support this goes down well as does detailed recollection of events.

Hearing loss is an extremely contentious issue, veterans uk do everything they can to avoid accepting it and make the process as difficult as possible to the point of being almost impossible. If the Defence Audiology Service has records then it may be difficult for veterans uk to avoid accepting it.

Best of luck.
 

Robme

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Just got my Tax Code(s) notice and the codes seem to be about right compared to last years. Only difference is my pension linked to my injury (SAP) was previously classed as NT but is now S0T, looks the same but appears to have been renamed, possibly because I live in Scotland?
As it’s jock-o-hooney land, the People’s republic of purgatory a socialist dream disaster you will pay more tax. I hope the rest of the U.K. take note of the tax situation in the people’s republic and take note. And they still can’t balance the books, nor are their public services anything to write home about. One of their drones was on the tube yesterday, wibbling on about the trans issue like it was the most important issue in the whole world, think Greta Greendude on steroids. Frankly it’s a wonder the SNaziParty haven’t introduced concentration camps to keep the good news to them selves.
 
As it’s jock-o-hooney land, the People’s republic of purgatory a socialist dream disaster you will pay more tax. I hope the rest of the U.K. take note of the tax situation in the people’s republic and take note. And they still can’t balance the books, nor are their public services anything to write home about. One of their drones was on the tube yesterday, wibbling on about the trans issue like it was the most important issue in the whole world, think Greta Greendude on steroids. Frankly it’s a wonder the SNaziParty haven’t introduced concentration camps to keep the good news to them selves.
STFU, you wibbling wretch: this is a thread concerning Military pensions - not a canvas for you and your new crayons.

Post reported.
 
As it’s jock-o-hooney land, the People’s republic of purgatory a socialist dream disaster you will pay more tax. I hope the rest of the U.K. take note of the tax situation in the people’s republic and take note. And they still can’t balance the books, nor are their public services anything to write home about. One of their drones was on the tube yesterday, wibbling on about the trans issue like it was the most important issue in the whole world, think Greta Greendude on steroids. Frankly it’s a wonder the SNaziParty haven’t introduced concentration camps to keep the good news to them selves.
Why don't you leave the adults to discuss grown-up things like pensions and medical assessments for ex Service Personnel? After all, as a never-served Walt, these matters must be of no interest to you. In other words go away and stop dribbling on an otherwise sensible discussion.

You can't scribble on this now as I imagine you've eaten the crayons.
 

Robme

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Oh dear Filthy Contract (Is that a reference to your bog-licking career?)
You've fooked it up again, well never mind as it is clear you never get it right, ever I am sure fellow Arrsers will continue to supply the Brasso? It would seem you know as much about Pensions and the Tax position of Jocks than you do about the age of the Indian Population? You not an Earth sock-puppet by any chance?
 
Oh dear Filthy Contract (Is that a reference to your bog-licking career?)
You've fooked it up again, well never mind as it is clear you never get it right, ever I am sure fellow Arrsers will continue to supply the Brasso? It would seem you know as much about Pensions and the Tax position of Jocks than you do about the age of the Indian Population? You not an Earth sock-puppet by any chance?
Your post was nothing more than incoherent ramblings; it contained no facts nor content. As we've seen on other threads maths isn't your strong point. So what was your pension concern, because it's not apparent in your post? If you can't make a coherent and sensible contribution just buzz off and drink with your Walting friends and try to improve your recall of your Stella career.
 
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Oh dear Filthy Contract (Is that a reference to your bog-licking career?)
You've fooked it up again, well never mind as it is clear you never get it right, ever I am sure fellow Arrsers will continue to supply the Brasso? It would seem you know as much about Pensions and the Tax position of Jocks than you do about the age of the Indian Population? You not an Earth sock-puppet by any chance?
Shut up you tart.
 
Oh dear Filthy Contract (Is that a reference to your bog-licking career?)
You've fooked it up again, well never mind as it is clear you never get it right, ever I am sure fellow Arrsers will continue to supply the Brasso? It would seem you know as much about Pensions and the Tax position of Jocks than you do about the age of the Indian Population? You not an Earth sock-puppet by any chance?
Reported.
 

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@Robme if you can only wield crayons, I can only* thread-ban you and have done so.

*Not all.
 
Quick Update

Received a letter from HMRC last week stating that my Army pension is now back as being classed as NT.
If anyone else received the same initial letter as me then I hope that they also go sorted. However, if anyone chucked it in 'File 13' you'll probably find out about it when you get your first pension payment in the new tax year as it's going to be a bit light!
 
After 9 years of having a 20% War disablement pension & Service invaliding pension being classed as non-taxable (NT), I received a letter today from HMRC which is wanting to apply the personal tax free allowance of 1250L to my SIP for the next tax year and beyond. This is clearly incorrect in my case and if anyone else is having problems with incorrect advice from HMRC then the following articles will be of interest to you :

Income tax Earnings & Pensions Act 2003 - ITEPA 2003, Section 641.

HMRC Employment Income Manual - EIM 74303.

The above states that upon discharge for medical reasons which are deemed attributable to service by the WPS (and a disablement of at least 1% is awarded), then the Service invaliding pension also becomes tax free. This is only the case upon discharge, so if someone leaves and then a few years later makes a claim which is found to be attributable under WPS, this compensation would be paid tax-free but the occupational (AFPS) pension would remain taxable.

Hope this info helps....
 
After 9 years of having a 20% War disablement pension & Service invaliding pension being classed as non-taxable (NT), I received a letter today from HMRC which is wanting to apply the personal tax free allowance of 1250L to my SIP for the next tax year and beyond. This is clearly incorrect in my case and if anyone else is having problems with incorrect advice from HMRC then the following articles will be of interest to you :

Income tax Earnings & Pensions Act 2003 - ITEPA 2003, Section 641.

HMRC Employment Income Manual - EIM 74303.

The above states that upon discharge for medical reasons which are deemed attributable to service by the WPS (and a disablement of at least 1% is awarded), then the Service invaliding pension also becomes tax free. This is only the case upon discharge, so if someone leaves and then a few years later makes a claim which is found to be attributable under WPS, this compensation would be paid tax-free but the occupational (AFPS) pension would remain taxable.

Hope this info helps....
Thanks for that. I am waiting to hear how my assessment went. This is normally a 10-12 week wait, but under present circumstances. Additionally, I was to copy the mountain of medical reports on my medical conditions and pass them to Veterans UK. However our office is closed and I am in self isolation for three months so have sent them a letter advising that i will be doing this, as soon as I am able to leave the house.
 
Thanks for that. I am waiting to hear how my assessment went. This is normally a 10-12 week wait, but under present circumstances. Additionally, I was to copy the mountain of medical reports on my medical conditions and pass them to Veterans UK. However our office is closed and I am in self isolation for three months so have sent them a letter advising that i will be doing this, as soon as I am able to leave the house.
You could photograph the reports and email them.
 

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