War Pension Questions

#1
I was MD'd on 20 Nov 08 and have already received my lump sum and pension details. Today I received a letter from SPVA informing me that I was entitled to a War Pension of 50% attributable to my service and how much I would get each month. Does my Service Invaliding Pension (SIP) now become tax free? I'm probably wrong but as I'm on the AFP75 scheme I thought this meant being awarded a pension amount that was then trebled into another lump sum like your original pension (eg 20% is £4k x 3=£12k lump sum plus another monthly pension payment). I just want to make sure I'm getting everything I'm entitled to.
 
#2
Hi,

SPVA send copies of your details to Glasgow and they will then realign everything.

Best bet is to ring the JPAC: 0800 085 3600

Out of all the agencies that I have delt with in the last several months, the JPAC have beem one of the most helpful.

But you will probably get a full notification from them in about 3-4 weeks.
Also, have a quick read of my last post under 'Last Pay day'.

Don't know what rank you are, but here are the Attributable Graturity rates for a 50% disability:

OR 3 - £5399 (Pte/LCpl)
OR 4 - £6964 (Cpl)
OR 6 - £7635 (Sgt)
OR 7 - £8697 (SSgt)
OR 8 - £9285 (WO2)
OR 9 - £9873 (WO1)

These rates may be slightly out of date as I printed them from the Army website before they were removed.

But this will all be sorted for you by JPAC.

HTH
 
#3
I spoke to my local SPVA Rep this morning and he cleared things up for me. As I have been awarded a war pension the details will now be sent to APC for them to decide whether or not to turn my Service Invaliding Pension (SIP) into a Service Attributable Pension (SAP). If they change it to a SAP I will get another lump sum and the pension will then become tax free. He said it normally takes a couple of months for it all to happen and that I'll get notification whatever happens.

One other thing, do I have to inform the tax man about the award of these pensions?
 
#4
Not sure about that one. If like me, you will have received your P45 from SPVA within the last couple of days. In the event that your SIP becomes a SAP, the I presume that APC will do all that TAX man stuff.

The JPAC told me that it will take between 3 - 4 weeks for it all to get sorted and that my first SIP pension payment will probably be taxed. As these payments are made on the 9th of each month then I also pressume that the first payment will be in Jan 09.
 
#5
The SPVA part of the pension is normaly paid 4 weekly. So as your first day as a civilian was on 21 Nov 08, it is most likely that your next payment will be made 4 weeks thereafter. From what I've been told, payments are made on Tuesday/Wednesday.
 
#6
Make sure you chase up the tax exempt status once awarded the pension. It took me about 20 phonecalls over 5 months to Afpaa Glasgow and paymaster before I got a rebate and tax free status.


The snag I had was lack of communication between afpaa and paymaster.
 

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