War Pension Info & Questions

Strange format this year. Maybe I’m confused but there seem to be pots of references to 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 rates but not current WDP rates.
All the normal WPS figures are there, what appears to be different this year is they've lumped it in with all the social security benefits.

I've checked mine (50%) and currently mine is £92.70 going up to £94.90 this year.
 
Thanks but did they state what the % increase was for service and war pensions this year? Its normally published at the end of Jan but I haven't seen it on gov.uk.
I've seen it but can't remember the figure but it's based on the rate of inflation in the preceding September, CPI I believe.
 
I noticed this:

Age Allowance payable from Age 65 where Pensioned Disablement is:

An addition once you reach state pension age?

As I have been getting a total amount for years now, I only know the total for my particular circumstances. It includes ALSO and mobility. Is this age allowance added automatically, or do they claw some back from elsewhere?
I come of age on 30 March. How topical is that?
 
I noticed this:

Age Allowance payable from Age 65 where Pensioned Disablement is:

An addition once you reach state pension age?

As I have been getting a total amount for years now, I only know the total for my particular circumstances. It includes ALSO and mobility. Is this age allowance added automatically, or do they claw some back from elsewhere?
I come of age on 30 March. How topical is that?
I’ve wondered about that previously, though never checked as I have a few years before it applies! However, I dug and it says here that it is added on at 65, 70 and 80 years old. No mention of clawing back from elsewhere and is paid automatically. Relevant bit:

‘Age allowance
You can have an age allowance if you are 65 or over and you get a war disablement pension of 40% or more.’
 
I’ve wondered about that previously, though never checked as I have a few years before it applies! However, I dug and it says here that it is added on at 65, 70 and 80 years old. No mention of clawing back from elsewhere and is paid automatically. Relevant bit:

‘Age allowance
You can have an age allowance if you are 65 or over and you get a war disablement pension of 40% or more.’
Thanks for that. I’m on 40%, so I will wait to see if my 4 weekly payment after 8 April contains a pleasant surprise or not. :)
I did wonder if it was only paid in addition to other allowances?
 
Thanks for that. I’m on 40%, so I will wait to see if my 4 weekly payment after 8 April contains a pleasant surprise or not. :)
I did wonder if it was only paid in addition to other allowances?
No worries and enjoy the extra. I’ve seen no reference to it being linked to allowances, other than the WDP itself.
 
I have just been informed that my ALSO is now under review. The letter went to my last address.
Looking at previous answers, this is routine, and in no way connected to my impending 65th birthday. (cough)
 
I have just been informed that my ALSO is now under review. The letter went to my last address.
Looking at previous answers, this is routine, and in no way connected to my impending 65th birthday. (cough)
I still have a couple of years until my 65th birthday but if I lost my ALSO I'd be on a loser to the tune of £57.52 taking into account the age allowance paid at 65. Bit of a saving for the government but well below the belt.

Saying that, touch wood, I've not had any non-requested War Pension reviews yet but if I got a sniff of one I'd be putting in deterioration claims for my listed injuries which, because I didn't want to kick the arse out of things, I have not submitted. For me 50% I consider a fair recompense but should they start effin me around that view could change, and rapidly.
 
I still have a couple of years until my 65th birthday but if I lost my ALSO I'd be on a loser to the tune of £57.52 taking into account the age allowance paid at 65. Bit of a saving for the government but well below the belt.

Saying that, touch wood, I've not had any non-requested War Pension reviews yet but if I got a sniff of one I'd be putting in deterioration claims for my listed injuries which, because I didn't want to kick the arse out of things, I have not submitted. For me 50% I consider a fair recompense but should they start effin me around that view could change, and rapidly.
Good advice. I’m only 40%, but feel much the same. Maybe that’s what they want us to do.
Happy for them to send a doc out to the tropics to reassess me. I have got worse, but like you, I’m happy with what I’ve got now.
 

Tiffy_Massive

Old-Salt
Info for all applying for a war pension. Called the Veterans agency this week to find out why my war pension application is taking so long and was told they are taking on avarage about 12 to 14 months to sort.
 
Info for all applying for a war pension. Called the Veterans agency this week to find out why my war pension application is taking so long and was told they are taking on avarage about 12 to 14 months to sort.
Yep, I got something of the same: about a 12-month flash to bang time once the investigations have been completed and the file is passed to the Medical Board.
 
First ever foray into this forum.

There is a discussion on Army pensions on today’s You And Yours programme on Radio 4.

I haven’t heard it but thought it might be of interest.

Scratch that last sentence, just heard it.

About transferring your pension pot to an outfit called Pinnacle Pensions who were unregulated and are bust.

Big complaint seems to be poor/no advice from MOD and lack of due diligence.

Available on BBC Sounds.
 
First ever foray into this forum.

There is a discussion on Army pensions on today’s You And Yours programme on Radio 4.

I haven’t heard it but thought it might be of interest.

Scratch that last sentence, just heard it.

About transferring your pension pot to an outfit called Pinnacle Pensions who were unregulated and are bust.

Big complaint seems to be poor/no advice from MOD and lack of due diligence.

Available on BBC Sounds.
I wonder why people think the MOD should be giving pension advice. It’s widely acknowledged that, compared to most pension schemes, the military pension is gold plated. I can’t help thinking anyone who chose to transfer out to such an outfit is a great example of Darwinian idiocy.
 

Tiffy_Massive

Old-Salt
Have been awarded a 30% war disablement pension which I understand is tax free. My question is does that then make my normal army pension non taxable? have been told by someone that it does but cannot find anything written down on the subject.
 

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