Medical discharge

#1
Sorry if this has been covered before. Have just received letter saying I,ve been given a 30% disablement for a War Pension at £43.53 a week. Does anyone know if this makes my main pension tax free?
 
#2
http://www.agcorps.org/pdfdocs/warpens.pdf

SERVICE ATTRIBUTABLE PENSIONS
Those Servicemen/women medically retired/discharged since 1 April 1973 and who received
a War Pension for the injury (often known as the invaliding condition) that caused their
medical discharge eg an amputation, should be entitled to either a Service Invaliding Pension
(SIP) or a Service Attributable Pension (SAP).
• Both should be tax free and are index-linked from date of award.
• The relationship between the War Pension, SIP or SAP can be complicated.
• Those who received a War Pension between 1 April 1973 and 31 March 2004 should all
have an SAP. If the pensioner had reasonably long service and a low degree of disability,
he will have a SIP if it was more valuable than the SAP at the time.
• For those who received a War Pension after 1 April 2004, the MOD takes a separate
decision on whether, considering the evidence, the injury was likely to have been due to
service; if not, a SAP will not be put into payment. However, if a SIP is in payment, the
SIP becomes tax free from the date of War Pension award.
• Where there is an increase in the War Pension degree of disablement (%) for the Principal
Invaliding Condition (PIC), and for any conditions consequential to the PIC, the SAP will
increase by the same percentage. Of the conditions for which you receive a War
Pension, only the PIC and consequential conditions are included for calculating the
level of the SAP.
• Where the War Pension for the PIC decreases within the first year, the SAP will also
decrease. After the first year the SAP only decreases where the degree of disablement
falls below 20%; the SAP will then cease. The SAP cannot fall below the SIP for the
individual’s rank and length of service.
If your War Pension has changed over the years and your SAP has not, other than for Cost of
Living increases, your SAP may need adjusting. If you think you are affected, you should
write to the Service Pension Office requesting an explanation. The address is:
AFPAA(G)
Pensions Division
Mail Point 480
Kentigern House
65 Brown Street
Glasgow G2 8EX

Further explanation of AFPSD invaliding benefits can be found at:
Pension Info
Tel (for enquiries) 0141 224 3600
E Mail: afpaa-pensions-div@dial.pipex.com

I get my pension and WP tax free
 
#4
washedup said:
Sorry if this has been covered before. Have just received letter saying I,ve been given a 30% disablement for a War Pension at £43.53 a week. Does anyone know if this makes my main pension tax free?
I got my MD and percentage notification at the start of December. Last week I got a letter from Pensions in Glasgow saying that my Invaiding pension is exempt of UK Income tax.

SPVA notify Glasgow at the same time that they tell you. Glasgow then assess it and then notify you. It takes about 3/4 weeks.

Call them on: 0800 085 3600 Unlike the SPVA, I found the Pension department at Glasgow to be very helpfull.

Obviously I'm not asking you to broadcast on here what you were MD'd for, but don't take SPVA's word as final. If your condition has a charitable organisation i.e. BLESMA, Combat Stess, St Dunstans etc etc then I would strongly suggest that you make contact with them and seek guidance. If there isn't any organisation in particular then speak to the British Legion. SPVA Aren't there to help you, they are basicly the governments penny pinchers and there decisions aren't always that accurate.
 
#6
I have been in receipt of War Disability Pension of £29.02 since 2000. I signed off (not medical discharge although i was downgraded when i left) with my final date being Jan 2000 having served 15 years (13.5 yrs mans service)
Does this mean I might be entitled to another form of pension? nothing was explained to me when i left in spite of asking admin/resettlement/doctors etc
 
#7
exsysop said:
I have been in receipt of War Disability Pension of £29.02 since 2000. I signed off (not medical discharge although i was downgraded when i left) with my final date being Jan 2000 having served 15 years (13.5 yrs mans service)
Does this mean I might be entitled to another form of pension? nothing was explained to me when i left in spite of asking admin/resettlement/doctors etc
To be honest after so long you should really ask to be re assessed, if your condition is worse you could be entitled to more, speak to the veterans welfare service Veterans Welfare Service
 
#8
Cheers SD.
I was assessed about 9 months after leaving, although i wasnt expecting it as the Doc at my last unit had processed everything. Ive had annual increments as normal but thats all.
This is the first ive heard of any other associated pensions as I was just expecting to claim my standard one when I hit 60.
 
#9
exsysop said:
I have been in receipt of War Disability Pension of £29.02 since 2000. I signed off (not medical discharge although i was downgraded when i left) with my final date being Jan 2000 having served 15 years (13.5 yrs mans service)
Does this mean I might be entitled to another form of pension? nothing was explained to me when i left in spite of asking admin/resettlement/doctors etc
Don't quote me, but had you been MD'd and not signed off then you may have been entitled to a 13 years Service Invaliding Pension. Which if the MoD have accepted that your condition was caused or made worse by service, it may have then been made Tax free and in effect turned into a Service Attributable Pension.
 
#10
exsysop said:
I have been in receipt of War Disability Pension of £29.02 since 2000. I signed off (not medical discharge although i was downgraded when i left) with my final date being Jan 2000 having served 15 years (13.5 yrs mans service)
Does this mean I might be entitled to another form of pension? nothing was explained to me when i left in spite of asking admin/resettlement/doctors etc
I was awarded a 50% War Pension.

You should approach Xafinity Paymaster who now administer Army & RAF pensions - you should have been given a letter stating the amount of pension you would have been entitled to at your discharge date, and this would have increased in line with pay rises.

If you are unable to work due to service related injury you should be able to claim for an early payment of pension (in your case the proportion of pension would be for 13+ years service, however I don't know how Junior service rates toward pension - Paymaster should be able to clarify).

Xafinity Paymaster
Russell Way
Crawley
West Sussex RH10 1UH

Tel: 0870 197 1510 (from UK)
+44 1293 591959 (from overseas)

Fax: 01293604024

Website: http://www.xafinitypaymaster.com
... hope this helps
 

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