The Naval, Military and Air Forces etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Amendment Order 1996

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Published: 1996-03-13

WHEREAS Her Majesty deems it expedient to amend the Naval, Military and Air Forces etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 1983(1) by Order in Council in pursuance of section 12(1) of the Social Security (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1977(2):

NOW, THEREFORE, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Naval and Marine Pay and Pensions Act 1865(3), section 2(1) of the Pensions and Yeomanry Pay Act 1884(4), section 2(1) of the Air Force (Constitution) Act 1917(5), and sections 12(1) and 24(3) of the said Act of 1977 and of all other powers enabling Her in that behalf, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, 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 1996 and shall come into force on 8th April 1996.

(2) In this Order, “the principal Order” means the Naval, Military and Air Forces etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 1983.

Amendment of article 18 of the principal Order

2.  In article 18 of the principal Order (unemployability allowances) in paragraph (2) for the amount “£2,288” there shall be substituted the amount “£2,366”.

Amendment of article 29 of the principal Order

3.  In article 29 of the principal Order (pensions to widows)(6) in paragraph (1A) for the amount “£49.77” there shall be substituted the amount “£51.71”.

Amendment of article 42 of the principal Order

4.  The heading of article 42 of the principal Order (marriage of female persons) shall be changed to “Effects of marriage and living together” and article 42(7) shall be amended as follows—

(a)in paragraph (3) for the words “paragraphs (4) and (7)” there shall be substituted the words “paragraph (7)”;

(b)paragraph (4) shall be omitted; and

(c)in paragraph (6) for the words “paragraphs (3) and (4)” there shall be substituted the words “paragraph (3)”.

Amendment of Schedules to the principal Order

5.—(1) In Schedule 1 to the principal Order (rates of retired pay, pensions, gratuities and allowances)—

(a)for the Table in Part II there shall be substituted the Table set out in Schedule 1 to this Order;

(b)for Tables 1 and 2 of Part III there shall respectively be substituted the Tables set out in Schedules 2 and 3 to this Order; and

(c)for Part IV there shall be substituted the Part set out in Schedule 4 to this Order.

(2) In Schedule 2 to the principal Order (rates of pensions and allowances in respect of death)—

(a)for Tables 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Part II there shall be substituted the Tables set out in Schedule 5 to this Order;

(b)for Part III there shall be substituted the Part set out in Schedule 6 to this Order.

N. H. Nicholls
Clerk of the Privy Council

Article 5(1)(a)

SCHEDULE 1TABLE TO BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE TABLE SET OUT IN PART II OF SCHEDULE 1 TO THE PRINCIPAL ORDER

Article 10
TABLE

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 Disability
Weekly rate
Yearly rate

Per cent.
£
£

100
105.00
5,479

90
94.50
4,931

80
84.00
4,383

70
73.50
3,835

60
63.00
3,287

50
52.50
2,740

40
42.00
2,192

30
31.50
1,644

20
21.00
1,096

Article 5(1)(b)

SCHEDULE 2TABLE TO BE SUBSTITUTED FOR TABLE 1 OF PART III OF SCHEDULE 1 TO THE PRINCIPAL ORDER

Article 11(1)

TABLE 1GRATUITIES PAYABLE FOR SPECIFIED MINOR INJURIES

Description of Injury
Assessments
Groups1-9
Groups 10-15

For the loss of:
Per cent.
£
£

A.  FINGERS—

Index Finger—

More than 2 phalanges including loss of whole finger

14
4,995
4,965

More than 1 phalanx but not more than 2 phalanges

11
3,998
3,973

1 phalanx or part thereof

9
3,330
3,310

Guillotine amputation of tip without loss of bone

5
1,994
1,984

Middle Finger—

More than 2 phalanges including loss of whole finger

12
4,327
4,302

More than 1 phalanx but not more than 2 phalanges

9
3,330
3,310

1 phalanx or part thereof

7
2,662
2,647

Guillotine amputation of tip without loss of bone

4
1,665
1,655

Ring or little finger—

More than 2 phalanges including loss of whole finger

7
2,662
2,647

More than 1 phalanx but not more than 2 phalanges

6
2,333
2,318

1 phalanx or part thereof

5
1,994
1,984

Guillotine amputation of tip without loss of bone

2
997
992

B.  TOES—

Great toe—

through metatarso-phalangeal joint

14
4,995
4,965

part, with some loss of bone

3
1,326
1,321

1 other toe—

through metatarso-phalangeal joint

3
1,326
1,321

part, with some loss of bone

1
668
663

2 toes, excluding great toe—

through metatarso-phalangeal joint

5
1,994
1,984

part, with some loss of bone

2
997
992

3 toes, excluding great toe—

through metatarso-phalangeal joint

6
2,333
2,318

part, with some loss of bone

3
1,326
1,321

4 toes, excluding great toe—

through metatarso-phalangeal joint

9
3,330
3,310

part, with some loss of bone

3
1,326
1,321

Article 5(1)(b)

SCHEDULE 3TABLE TO BE SUBSTITUTED FOR TABLE 2 OF PART III OF SCHEDULE 1 TO THE PRINCIPAL ORDER

Article 11(2)

TABLE 2GRATUITIES 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

Group
Estimated duration of the disablement within the degree referred to

Temporary less than a year Per cent.
Temporary more than a year Per cent.
Indeterminate Per cent.

1-5£
6-14 £
15-19 £
1-5 £
6-14 £
15-19 £
1-5 £
6-14 £
15-19 £

1
285
635
1,110
570
1,266
2,217
1,711
3,802
6,653

3
283
630
1,103
566
1,257
2,201
1,699
3,775
6,606

4
281
626
1,095
562
1,248
2,185
1,687
3,748
6,559

5
279
623
1,089
560
1,242
2,175
1,679
3,730
6,527

6
278
620
1,084
557
1,236
2,164
1,671
3,712
6,496

7,8
276
615
1,076
553
1,227
2,148
1,659
3,685
6,449

9
274
611
1,068
549
1,218
2,133
1,647
3,658
6,401

10
275
612
1,070
551
1,221
2,137
1,646
3,656
6,393

11
275
611
1,069
550
1,220
2,134
1,644
3,651
6,384

12
274
611
1,067
549
1,218
2,131
1,642
3,646
6,375

13
274
610
1,066
549
1,216
2,128
1,640
3,641
6,367

14
273
609
1,064
548
1,215
2,125
1,637
3,636
6,358

15
273
608
1,063
547
1,213
2,122
1,635
3,631
6,349

Article 5(1)(c)

SCHEDULE 4PART TO BE SUBSTITUTED FOR PART IV OF SCHEDULE 1 TO THE PRINCIPAL ORDER

PART IVRATES OF ALLOWANCES PAYABLE IN RESPECT OF DISABLEMENT

Description of Allowance
Rate

Groups 1-9
Groups 10-15

1.  Education allowance under article 13

£120 per annum (maximum)
£120 per annum (maximum)

2.  Constant attendance allowance

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

£4,143 per annum (maximum)
£79.40 per week (maximum)

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

£2,072 per annum (maximum)
£39.70 per week (maximum)

3.  Exceptionally severe disablement allowance under article 15

£2,072 per annum
£39.70 per week

4.  Severe disablement occupational allowance under article 16

£1,036 per annum
£19.85 per week

5.  Allowance for wear and tear of clothing—

(a)under article 17(1)(a)

£85 per annum
£85 per annum

(b)under article 17(1)(b) & 17(2)

£134 per annum
£134 per annum

6.  Unemployability allowances—

(a)personal allowance under article 18(1)(a)

£3,386 per annum
£64.90 per week

(b)additional allowances for dependants by way of

(i)increase of allowance in respect of a wife, husband or unmarried dependant living as a spouse or an adult dependant under article 18(5)(b)

£1,910 per annum (maximum)
£36.60 per week (maximum)

(ii)increase of allowance under article 18(5)(d)—

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

£517 per annum
£9.90 per week

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

£582 per annum
£11.15 per week

(c)where the child does not qualify for child benefit under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(7) or under any legislation in Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man corresponding to that Act

£582 per annum
£11.15 per week

7.  Invalidity allowance under article 19—

(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

£673 per annum
£12.90 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 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

£423 per annum
£8.10 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

£211 per annum
£4.05 per week

8.  Comforts allowance—

(a)under article 20(1)(a)

£887 per annum
£17.00 per week

(b)under article 20(1)(b)

£444 per annum
£8.50 per week

9.  Allowance for lowered standard of occupation under article 21

£2,066 per annum (maximum)
£39.60 per week (maximum)

10.  Age allowance under article 22 where the degree of pensioned disablement is—

(a)40 to 50 per cent.

£365 per annum
£7.00 per week

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

£564 per annum
£10.80 per week

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

£806 per annum
£15.45 per week

(d)over 90 per cent.

£1,127 per annum
£21.60 per week

11.  Treatment allowances—

increase of personal allowances under article 23(3)

£1,127 per annum (maximum)
£21.60 per week (maximum)

12.  Part-time treatment allowance under article 25

£48.12 per day (maximum)
£48.12 per day (maximum)

13.  Mobility supplement under article 26A

£1,970 per annum
£37.75 per week

Article 5(2)(a)

SCHEDULE 5TABLES TO BE SUBSTITUTED FOR TABLES 1, 2, 3, 4 AND 5 OF SCHEDULE 2 PART II

PART IIRATES OF PENSIONS AND ALLOWANCES


Article 29(1)(a)

TABLE 1YEARLY RATES OF PENSIONS FOR WIDOWS OF OFFICERS WHO WERE MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES AFTER 2 SEPTEMBER 1939PENSIONS OTHER THAN 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

Group
Yearly rate

£

1
4,799

2
4,627

3
4,519

4
4,421

5
4,355

6
4,291

7
4,269

8
4,237

9
4,220

10
4,205

11
4,178

Article 29(1)(a)

TABLE 2WEEKLY RATES OF PENSIONS FOR WIDOWS OF RATINGS, SOLDIERS OR AIRMEN WHO WERE MEMBERS OF THE FORCES BETWEEN 14 AUGUST 1914 AND 30 SEPTEMBER 1921 OR AFTER 2 SEPTEMBER 1939

Group
Weekly rate

(1)
(2)

£

12 }

13 }

14 }

15 }

16 }

79.60

17
79.35

Article 29(1)(a)

TABLE 3YEARLY RATES OF PENSIONS FOR WIDOWS OF OFFICERS WHO WERE MEMBERS OF THE FORCES BETWEEN 14 AUGUST 1914 AND 30 SEPTEMBER 1921PENSIONS 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

Group
Yearly rate

(1)
(2)

£

1
4,907

2
4,691

3
4,583

4
4,475

5
4,389

6
4,301

7
4,277

8
4,237

9
4,220

10
4,205

11
4,178

Article 29(1)(b)

TABLE 4YEARLY RATES OF PENSIONS FOR WIDOWS OF OFFICERS WHO WERE MEMBERS OF THE FORCES AFTER 2 SEPTEMBER 1939

Group
Yearly rate

(1)
(2)

£

1
4,799

2
4,627

3
4,519

4
4,421

5
4,355

6
4,291

7
4,269

8
1,470

9
1,312

10
1,155

11
1,021

Article 29(1)(b)

TABLE 5WEEKLY RATES OF PENSION FOR CHILDLESS WIDOWS AGED UNDER 40 BEING WIDOWS OF RATINGS, SOLDIERS OR AIRMEN WHO WERE MEMBERS OF THE FORCES AFTER 2 SEPTEMBER 1939

Group
Weekly rate

(1)
(2)

£

12 }

13 }

14 }

15 }

16 }

18.63

17
18.35

Article 5(2)(b)

SCHEDULE 6PART TO BE SUBSTITUTED FOR PART III OF SCHEDULE 2 TO THE PRINCIPAL ORDER

PART IIIRATES OF PENSIONS, OTHER THAN WIDOWS' PENSIONS, AND ALLOWANCES PAYABLE IN RESPECT OF DEATH

Description of Pension or Allowance
Rate

Groups 1-11
Groups 12-17

1.  Pension under article 30 to unmarried dependant who lived as a spouse

£4,034 per annum (maximum)
£77.30 per week (maximum)

2.  Rent allowance under article 31

£1,565 per annum (maximum)
£30.00 per week (maximum)

3.  Allowance under article 32 to elderly widow or widower or unmarried dependant who lived as spouse—

(a)if aged 65 but under 70

£472 per annum
£9.05 per week

(b)if aged 70 but under 80

£908 per annum
£17.40 per week

(c)if aged 80 or over

£1,351 per annum
£25.90 per week

4.  Pension to widower under article 34

£4,907 per annum (maximum)
£79.60 per week (maximum)

5.  Allowances in respect of children—

(a)under article 35(1)—

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

£736 per annum
£14.10 per week

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

£801 per annum
£15.35 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 the Isle of Man corresponding to that Act

£801 per annum
£15.35 per week

(b)under article 35(3)—

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

£827 per annum
£15.85 per week

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

£892 per annum
£17.10 per week

(iii)where the child does not qualify 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

£892 per annum
£17.10 per week

6.  Pension under article 36 to a motherless or fatherless child of a member—

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

£827 per annum
£15.85 per week

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

£892 per annum
£17.10 per week

(c)where the child does not qualify 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

£892 per annum
£17.10 per week

7.  Pension or allowance under article 37(3) to or in respect of a child over the age limit

£3,191 per annum (maximum)
£61.15 per week (maximum)

8.  Education allowance under article 38

£120 per annum (maximum)
£120 per annum (maximum)

9.  Pensions to parents—

(a)Minimum rate under article 40(3)

£15 per annum
£0.25 per week

(b)under paragraphs (a) and (b) of article 40(3)

(i)where there is only one eligible parent

(i)Groups 1-10 £75 per annum (maximum)

(ii)Group 11 £60 per annum (maximum)

£ 1.00 per week (maximum)

(ii)where there is more than one eligible parent

(i)Groups 1-10 £100 per annum (maximum)

(ii)Group 11 £85 per annum (maximum)

£1.38 per week (maximum)

(c)increase under article 40(3)(c)

£20 per annum (maximum)

(i)where there is only one eligible parent—

£0.38 per week (maximum)

(ii)where there is more than one eligible parent—

£0.62 per week (maximum)

(d)under paragraph (d) of article 40(4)—

£1.00 per week (maximum)

10.  Pension to other dependants—

(a)under article 41(2)

£54 per annum (maximum)
£1.00 per week (maximum)

(b)for each juvenile dependant under article 41(3)

(i)Groups 1-10 £26 per annum (maximum)

(ii)Group 11 £20 per annum (maximum)

£0.30 per week (maximum)

(c)aggregate rate under article 41(3)

(i)Groups 1-10 £75 per annum (maximum)

(ii)Groups 11 £65 per annum (maximum)

£1.00 per week (maximum)

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order further amends the Naval, Military and Air Forces etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Order 1983 (“the principal Order”) which makes provision for pensions and other awards in respect of disablement or death due to service in the naval, military and air forces during the 1914 World War and after 2nd September 1939.
Article 2 of this Order raises the maximum amount of annual earnings which may be received by a disabled person while he is deemed to be unemployable for the purposes of unemployability allowances under article 18 of the principal Order.
Article 3 increases the amount of a widow’s pension payable under article 29 of the principal Order. ]
Article 4 makes an amendment to article 42 of the principal Order which is consequential on section 168 of the Pensions Act 1995 (c. 26), which provides for the restoration of a war widow’s pension on the termination of a subsequent marriage or judicial separation of the parties to such a marriage.
Article 5 substitutes 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.
This Order does not impose any costs on business.


(1)
S.I. 1983/883, as amended by S.I. 1983/1116, 1521, 1984/1154, 1687, 1985/1201, 1986/592, 1987/165, 1988/248, 2248, 1989/156, 1990/250, 1308, 1991/766, 1992/710, 3208, 1993/598, 1994/772, 1906 and 1995/766.

(2)
1977 c. 5.

(3)
28 & 29 Vict. c.73.

(4)
47 & 48 Vict. c.55.

(5)
7 & 8 Geo. 5 c.51.

(6)
Paragraph (1A) was added to article 29 by S.I. 1994/1906.

(7)
Article 42 has been amended by S.I. 1984/1154 and 1993/598.
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