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The Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme 1983

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Comforts allowance

20.—(1) A disabled person in receipt of a pension under Article 11 may be awarded an allowance for the provision of comforts—

(a)at the rate specified in Schedule 3, paragraph 9(a), where that person is in receipt of an allowance under Article 14 and is—

(i)in receipt of an allowance under Article 18; or

(ii)in receipt of a pension in respect of disablement the degree of which is 100 per cent. resulting from multiple injuries which, in the opinion of the Secretary of State, render his disablement so severe as to justify an award under this sub-paragraph; or

(b)at the rate specified in paragraph 9(b) of the said Schedule if he does not qualify for an award under sub-paragraph (a) of this paragraph but is in receipt of an allowance under Article 14 or Article 18.

(2) For the purposes of this Article a disabled person who would be in receipt of an allowance under Article 14 if he were not in a hospital or other institution shall be deemed to be in receipt of an allowance under that Article.

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