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2011 No. 235

Pensions

The Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions (Amendment) Order 2011

Made

9th February 2011

Laid before Parliament

16th February 2011

Coming into force

11th April 2011

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 9th day of February 2011

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Her Majesty considers it expedient to amend the Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 2006(1).

ACCORDINGLY, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred upon Her by sections 12(1) and 24(3) of the Social Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1977(2), and of all other powers enabling Her to do so, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order as follows:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions (Amendment) Order 2011 and shall come into force on 11th April 2011.

(2) In this Order, “the principal Order” means the Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 2006.

Amendment of Schedule 1 (Disablement due to service in the armed forces)

2.  In Schedule 1 to the principal Order—

(a)for the Table in Part 2 substitute the Table set out in Schedule 1 to this Order;

(b)for Tables 1 and 2 in Part 3 substitute Tables 1 and 2 set out in Schedule 2 to this Order; and

(c)for the Table in Part 4 substitute the Table set out in Schedule 3 to this Order.

Amendment of Schedule 2 (Death due to service in the armed forces)

3.  In Schedule 2 to the principal Order—

(a)for Tables 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Part 2 substitute Tables 1, 2, 3, 4 5, 6 and 7 set out in Schedule 4 to this Order; and

(b)for the Table in Part 3 substitute the Table set out in Schedule 5 to this Order.

Judith Simpson

Clerk of the Privy Council

Article 2(a)

SCHEDULE 1TABLE TO BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE TABLE SET OUT AT PART 2 OF SCHEDULE 1 TO THE PRINCIPAL ORDER

1.  WEEKLY RATES OF PENSIONS FOR DISABLED MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES IN GROUPS 10-15 OF PART 1 OF THIS SCHEDULE

2.  YEARLY RATES OF RETIRED PAY AND PENSIONS FOR DISABLED MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES IN GROUPS 1-9 OF PART 1 OF THIS SCHEDULE

Degree of DisablementWeekly RateYearly Rate
Per cent££
100159.508,323
90143.557,490
80127.606,658
70111.655,826
6095.704,994
5079.754,161
4063.803,329
3047.852,497
2031.901,665

Article 2(b)

SCHEDULE 2TABLES TO BE SUBSTITUTED FOR TABLES 1 AND 2 SET OUT AT PART 3 OF SCHEDULE 1 TO THE PRINCIPAL ORDER

Table 1

GRATUITIES PAYABLE FOR SPECIFIED MINOR INJURIES

Description of InjuryAssessmentsGroups 1-15
For the loss of:Per cent£
A. FINGERS
Index finger—
More than 2 phalanges including loss of whole finger147,584
More than 1 phalanx but not more than 2 phalanges116,068
1 phalanx or part thereof95,055
Guillotine amputation of tip without loss of bone53,026
Middle finger—
More than 2 phalanges including loss of whole finger126,569
More than 1 phalanx but not more than 2 phalanges95,055
1 phalanx or part thereof74,042
Guillotine amputation of tip without loss of bone42,527
Ring or little finger—
More than 2 phalanges including loss of whole finger74,042
More than 1 phalanx but not more than 2 phalanges63,543
1 phalanx or part thereof53,026
Guillotine amputation of tip without loss of bone21,515
B. TOES
Great toe—
Through metatarso-phalangeal joint147,584
Part, with some loss of bone32,015
1 other toe—
Through metatarso-phalangeal joint32,015
Part, with some loss of bone11,016
2 toes, excluding great toe—
Through metatarso-phalangeal joint53,026
Part, with some loss of bone21,515
3 toes, excluding great toe—
Through metatarso-phalangeal joint63,543
Part, with some loss of bone32,015
4 toes, excluding great toe—
Through metatarso-phalangeal joint95,055
Part, with some loss of bone32,015

Table 2

GRATUITIES PAYABLE TO MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES FOR DISABLEMENT ASSESSED AT LESS THAN 20 PER CENT NOT BEING A MINOR INJURY SPECIFIED IN TABLE 1

Assessment of degree of disablement
Groups 1-151 to 5 per cent6 to 14 per cent15 to 19 per cent
£2,535£5,638£9,860

Article 2(c)

SCHEDULE 3TABLE TO BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE TABLE SET OUT AT PART 4 OF SCHEDULE 1 TO THE PRINCIPAL ORDER

Table

RATES OF ALLOWANCES PAYABLE IN RESPECT OF DISABLEMENT AND EARNINGS OR INCOME THRESHOLDS

Description of AllowanceRate
Groups 1-9Groups 10-15
(*)

maximum.

1.  Constant attendance allowance under article 8—

(a)under article 8—

(i)the part day rate of constant attendance allowance under article 8(2)

£1,571 per annum£30.10 per week

(ii)the full day rate of constant attendance allowance under article 8(3)

£3,141 per annum£60.20 per week

(iii)the intermediate rate of constant attendance allowance under article 8(4)

£4,712 per annum£90.30 per week

(iv)the exceptional rate of constant attendance allowance under article 8(5)

£6,282 per annum£120.40 per week

(b)under article 71(4)—

(i)the rate under paragraph 4(a)

£3,141 per annum(*)£60.20 per week(*)

(ii)the rate under paragraph 4(b)

£6,282 per annum(*)£120.40 per week(*)

2.  Exceptionally severe disablement allowance under article 9

£3,141 per annum£60.20 per week

3.  Severe disablement occupational allowance under article 10

£1,571 per annum£30.10 per week

4.  Allowance for wear and tear of clothing under article 11

£205 per annum£205 per annum

5.  Unemployability allowances—

(a)personal allowance under article 12(1)(a)

£5,142 per annum£98.55 per week

(b)additional allowances for dependants by way of—

(i)increase of allowance in respect of a spouse, civil partner, dependant living as a spouse, dependant living as a civil partner or an adult dependant under article12(6)(a)

£2,857 per annum(*)£54.75 per week(*)

(ii)increase of allowance under article 12(6)(b)—

(aa)in respect of the only, elder or the eldest child of a member

£665 per annum£12.75 per week

(bb)in respect of each other child of a member

£780 per annum£14.95 per week

(cc)where the child does not qualify for child benefit under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(3), or under any legislation in Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man corresponding to that Act

£780 per annum£14.95 per week
For decisions made on or after 9th April 2001

(a)the annual earnings figure for the purposes of article 12(4) is £4,940

(b)the weekly income figure for the purposes of article 12(6)(a)(i) is £67.50

6.  Invalidity allowance under article 13—

(a)if—

(i)the relevant date fell before 5th July 1948; or

(ii)on the relevant date the member was under the age of 35; or

(iii)on the relevant date the member was under the age of 40 and had not attained the age of 65 in the case of the member being a man, or 60 in the case of the member being a woman, before 6th April 1979 and the period in respect of which payment of the allowance is to relate begins on or after 6th April 1979

£1,020 per annum£19.55 per week

(b)if—

(i)on the relevant date the member was under the age of 45; or

(ii)on the relevant date the member was under the age of 50 and had not attained the age of 65 in the case of the member being a man, or 60 in the case of a member being a woman, before 6th April 1979 and the period in respect of which payment of the allowance is to relate begins on or after 6th April 1979

£657 per annum£12.60 per week

(c)if heads (a) and (b) do not apply and on the relevant date the member was a man under the age of 60 or a woman under the age of 55

£329 per annum£6.30 per week

7.  Comforts allowance—

(a)under article 14(1)(a)

£1,351 per annum£25.90 per week

(b)under article 14(1)(b)

£676 per annum£12.95 per week

8.  Allowance for lowered standard of occupation under article 15

£3,137 per annum(*)£60.12 per week(*)

9.  Age allowance under article 16 where the degree of pensioned disablement is—

(a)40 to 50 per cent

£558 per annum£10.70 per week

(b)over 50 per cent, but not exceeding 70 per cent

£856 per annum£16.40 per week

(c)over 70 per cent, but not exceeding 90 per cent

£1,218 per annum£23.35 per week

(d)over 90 per cent

£1,712 per annum£32.80 per week

10.  Part-time treatment allowance under article 19

£73.20 per day(*)£73.20 per day(*)

11.  Mobility supplement under article 20

£2,995 per annum£57.40 per week

Article 3(a)

SCHEDULE 4TABLES TO BE SUBSTITUTED FOR TABLES 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 SET OUT AT PART 2 OF SCHEDULE 2 TO THE PRINCIPAL ORDER

Table 1

YEARLY RATES OF PENSIONS FOR SURVIVING SPOUSES AND SURVIVING CIVIL PARTNERS OF OFFICERS WHO WERE MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES BEFORE 14 AUGUST 1914 OR AFTER 30 SEPTEMBER 1921

PENSIONS OTHER THAN PENSIONS AWARDED UNDER ARTICLE 11(1) OR (2) OF THE 1921 (OFFICERS) ORDER(4) OR ARTICLE 11(1) OF THE 1921 (WARRANT OFFICERS) ORDER(5), OF THE 1920 WARRANT(6) OR OF THE 1921 ORDER(7)

GroupYearly Rate
(1)(2)
£
17,285
27,026
36,859
46,711
56,611
66,514
76,480
86,432
96,408
106,381
116,343

Table 2

WEEKLY RATES OF PENSIONS FOR SURVIVING SPOUSES AND SURVIVING CIVIL PARTNERS OF RATINGS, SOLDIERS OR AIRMEN

GroupWeekly Rate
(1)(2)
£
12)120.95
13)
14)
15)
16)
17)

Table 3

YEARLY RATES OF PENSIONS FOR SURVIVING SPOUSES AND SURVIVING CIVIL PARTNERS OF OFFICERS WHO WERE MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES BETWEEN 14 AUGUST 1914 AND 30 SEPTEMBER 1921

PENSIONS AWARDED UNDER ARTICLE 11(1) OR (2) OF THE 1921 (OFFICERS) ORDER OR ARTICLE 11(1) OF THE 1921 (WARRANT OFFICERS) ORDER, OF THE 1920 WARRANT OR OF THE 1921 ORDER

GroupYearly Rate
(1)(2)
£
17,449
27,120
36,957
46,792
56,664
66,530
76,492
86,432
96,408
106,381
116,343

Table 4

YEARLY RATES OF PENSIONS FOR SURVIVING SPOUSES AND SURVIVING CIVIL PARTNERS OF OFFICERS WHO WERE MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES BEFORE 14 AUGUST 1914 OR AFTER 30 SEPTEMBER 1921

GroupYearly Rate
(1)(2)
£
17,285
27,026
36,859
46,711
56,611
66,514
76,480
82,234
91,992
101,752
111,550

Table 5

WEEKLY RATES OF PENSION FOR CHILDLESS SURVIVING SPOUSES AND SURVIVING CIVIL PARTNERS AGED UNDER 40 BEING SURVIVING SPOUSES OR SURVIVING CIVIL PARTNERS OF RATINGS, SOLDIERS OR AIRMEN

GroupWeekly Rate
(1)(2)
£
12)28.97
13)
14)
15)
16)
17)

Table 6

YEARLY RATE OF SUPPLEMENTARY PENSION FOR SURVIVING SPOUSES AND SURVIVING CIVIL PARTNERS OF OFFICERS WHO WERE MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES AND WHOSE SERVICE TERMINATED ON OR BEFORE 31 MARCH 1973

GroupYearly Rate
(1)(2)
£
(1–11)4,221.88

Table 7

WEEKLY RATE OF SUPPLEMENTARY PENSION FOR SURVIVING SPOUSES AND SURVIVING CIVIL PARTNERS OF RATINGS, SOLDIERS OR AIRMEN WHO WERE MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES AND WHOSE SERVICE TERMINATED ON OR BEFORE 31 MARCH 1973

GroupWeekly Rate
(1)(2)
£
(12–17)80.91

Article 3(b)

SCHEDULE 5TABLE TO BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE TABLE SET OUT AT PART 3 OF SCHEDULE 2 TO THE PRINCIPAL ORDER

Table

RATES OF PENSIONS, OTHER THAN SURVIVING SPOUSES’ AND SURVIVING CIVIL PARTNERS’ PENSIONS AND ALLOWANCES PAYABLE IN RESPECT OF DEATH

Rates
Description of Pension or AllowanceGroups 1-11Groups 12-17
(*)

maximum.

1.  Pension under article 24 to dependant who lived as a spouse or dependant who lived as a civil partner

£6,189 per annum(*)£118.60 per week(*)

2.  Rent allowance under article 25

£2,379 per annum(*)£45.60 per week(*)

3.  Elderly persons allowance under article 26—

(a)if aged 65 but under 70

£720 per annum£13.80 per week

(b)if aged 70 but under 80

£1,383 per annum£26.50 per week

(c)if aged 80 or over

£2,051 per annum£39.30 per week

4.  Allowances in respect of children—

(a)under article 28(2)(a)—

(i)in respect of the only, elder or eldest child of a member

£989 per annum£18.95 per week

(ii)in respect of each other child of a member

£1,109 per annum£21.25 per week

(iii)where the child does not quality for child benefit under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992 or any legislation in Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man corresponding to that Act

£1,109 per annum£21.25 per week

(b)under article 28(2)(b)—

(i)in respect of the only, elder or eldest child of a member

£1,130 per annum£21.65 per week

(ii)in respect of each other child of a member

£1,239 per annum£23.75 per week

(iii)where the child does not qualify for child benefit under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992, or any legislation in Northern Ireland or under the Isle of Man corresponding to that Act

£1,239 per annum£23.75 per week

5.  Pension under article 29 to a child of a member who has no parent living and has not attained the child’s age limit—

(a)in respect of the only, elder or eldest child of a member

£1,130 per annum£21.65 per week

(b)in respect of each other child of a member

£1,239 per annum£23.75 per week

(c)where the child does not quality for child benefit under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992, or under any legislation in Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man corresponding to that Act

£1,239 per annum£23.75 per week

6.  Allowance under article 30(2)(b) to or in respect of a child who has attained the child’s age limit

£4,848 per annum(*)£92.90 per week(*)

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Naval, Military and Air Forces Etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 2006 (“the principal Order”) which makes provision for pensions and other awards in respect of disablement or death due to service before 6th April 2005 in the naval, military and air forces. Articles 2 and 3 substitute Tables in Schedules 1 and 2 to the principal Order thereby varying the rates of retired pay, pensions, gratuities and allowances in respect of disablement or death due to service in the armed forces.

(2)

1977 c. 5, subsection 24(3) of which was amended by the Social Security (Consequential Provisions) Act 1992 c. 6, section 4 and Schedule 2, paragraph 46.

(4)

Order in Council of 9th March 1921.

(5)

Order in Council of 9th March 1921.

(6)

Royal Warrant of 2nd July 1920.

(7)

Order of His Majesty of 25th September 1921.

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