The Naval, Military and Air Forces etc. (Disablement and Death) Service Pensions Amendment Order 1995

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Published: 1995-03-15

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 1995 and shall come into force on 10th April 1995.

(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 “£2,236” there shall be substituted the amount “£2,288”.

Amendment of article 26A of the principal Order

3.  At the end of head (iii) of sub-paragraph (1)(c) of article 26A of the principal Order (mobility supplement)(6) there shall be added the word “, or” followed by the following head—

“(iv)has been in receipt of the mobility component of a disability living allowance under section 73 of either the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(7) or the Social Security Contributions and Benefits (Northern Ireland) Act 1992(8) having been deemed, by virtue of section 74(1) of the relevant Act, to be suffering from such disablement as is mentioned in subsection (1)(a) of section 73 of the relevant Act and to satisfy the requirements of subsection (9) of that section.”.

Amendment of article 29 of the principal Order

4.  Article 29 of the principal Order (pensions to widows)(9) shall be amended as follows—

(a)in paragraph (1A) for the amount “£48.70” there shall be substituted the amount “£49.77”;

(b)paragraph (2) shall be omitted.

Amendment of article 67A of the principal Order

5.  In paragraph (1) of article 67A of the principal Order (suspension in individual cases— Pensions Appeal Tribunal)(10) for the words “determination of that question on appeal” there shall be substituted the words “determination of the appeal”.

Amendment of article 67B of the principal Order

6.  In article 67B(1) of the principal Order (suspension in individual cases— courts) for the words “determination of that question on appeal” there shall be substituted the words “determination of the appeal”.

Amendment of Schedules to the principal Order

7.—(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 7(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
101.10
5,275

90
90.99
4,748

80
80.00
4,220

70
70.77
3,693

60
60.66
3,165

50
50.55
2,638

40
40.44
2,110

30
30.33
1,583

20
20.22
1,055

Article 7(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
Groups 1-9
Groups 10-15

Per cent
£
£

For the loss of:
A.  FINGERS—

Index Finger—

More than 2 phalanges including loss of whole finger

14
4,808
4,778

More than 1 phalanx but not more than 2 phalages

11
3,848
3,823

1 phalanx or part thereof

9
3,205
3,185

Guillotine amputation of tip without loss of bone

5
1,919
1,909

Middle Finger—

More than 2 phalanges including loss of whole finger

12
4,165
4,140

More than 1 phalanx but not more than 2 phalanges

9
3,205
3,185

1 phalanx or part thereof

7
2,562
2,547

Guillotine amputation of tip without loss of bone

4
1,603
1,593

Ring or little finger—

More than 2 phalanges, including loss of whole finger

7
2,562
2,547

More than 1 phalanx, but not more than 2 phalanges

6
2,246
2,231

1 phalanx or part thereof

5
1,919
1,909

Guillotine amputation of tip without loss of bone

2
960
955

B.  TOES—

Great toe—

through metatarso—phalangeal joint

14
4,808
4,778

part, with some loss of bone

3
1,276
1,271

1 other toe—

through metatarso—phalangeal joint

3
1,276
1,271

part, with some loss of bone

1
643
638

2 toes, excluding great toe—

through metatarso—phalangeal joint

5
1,919
1,909

part, with some loss of bone

2
960
955

3 toes, excluding great toe—

through metatarso—phalangeal joint

6
2,246
2,231

part, with some loss of bone

3
1,276
1,271

4 toes, excluding great toe—

through metatarso—phalangeal joint

9
3,205
3,185

part, with some loss of bone

3
1,276
1,271

Article 7(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.

1-5 £
6-14 £
15-19 £

Temporary more than a year Per cent.

1-5 £
6-14 £
15-19 £

Indeterminate Per cent.

1-5 £
6-14 £
15-19 £

1
275
612
1,070
549
1,220
2,137
1,649
3,665
6,413

3
273
607
1,063
545
1,211
2,121
1,637
3,638
6,366

4
271
603
1,055
541
1,202
2,105
1,625
3,611
6,319

5
269
600
1,049
539
1,196
2,095
1,617
3,593
6,287

6
268
597
1,044
536
1,190
2,084
1,609
3,575
6,256

7,8
266
592
1,036
532
1,181
2,068
1,597
3,548
6,209

9
264
588
1,028
528
1,172
2,053
1,585
3,521
6,161

10
265
589
1,030
530
1,175
2,057
1,584
3,519
6,153

11
265
588
1,029
529
1,174
2,054
1,582
3,514
6,144

12
264
588
1,027
528
1,172
2,051
1,580
3,509
6,135

13
264
587
1,026
528
1,170
2,048
1,578
3,504
6,127

14
263
586
1,024
527
1,169
2,045
1,575
3,499
6,118

15
263
585
1,023
526
1,167
2,042
1,573
3,494
6,109

Article 7(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)

£3987 per annum (maximum)
£76.40 per week (maximum)

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

£1993 per annum (maximum)
£38.20 per week (maximum)

3.  Exceptionally severe disablement allowance under article 15

£1993 per annum
£38.20 per week

4.  Severe disablement occupational allowance under article 16

£997 per annum
£19.10 per week

5.  Allowance for wear and tear of clothing—

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

£82 per annum
£82 per annum

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

£129 per annum
£129 per annum

6.  Unemployability allowances—

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

£3,259 per annum
£62.45 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)

£1839 per annum (maximum)
£35.25 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

£514 per annum
£9.85 per week

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

£577 per annum
£11.05 per week

(c)where the child does not qualify for child benefit under the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(11) or under any legislation in Northern Ireland or the Isle of Man corresponding to that Act

£577 per annum
£11.05 per week

7.  Invalidity allowance under article 14

(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

£647 per annum
£12.40 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

£407 per annum
£7.80 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

£204 per annum
£3.90 per week

8.  Comforts allowance—

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

£856 per annum
£16.40 per week

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

£428 per annum
£8.20 per week

9.  Allowance for lowered standard of occupation under article 21

£1989 per annum
£38.12 per week

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

(a)40 to 50 per cent

£352 per annum
£6.75 per week

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

£543 per annum
£10.40 per week

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

£775 per annum
£14.85 per week

(d)over 90 per cent

£1085 per annum
£20.80 per week

11.  Treatment allowances — increase of personal allowances under article 23(3)

£1085 per annum
£20.80 per week

12.  Part-time treatment allowance under article 25

£46.50 per day (maximum)
£46.50 per day (maximum)

13.  Mobility supplement under article 26A

£1,897 per annum
£36.35 per week

Article 7(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
4,619

2
4,453

3
4,349

4
4,255

5
4,192

6
4,130

7
4,109

8
4,078

9
4,062

10
4,047

11
4,021

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}
76.60

17
76.35

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
4,723

2
4,515

3
4,411

4
4,307

5
4,224

6
4,140

7
4,116

8
4,078

9
4,062

10
4,047

11
4,021

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
4,619

2
4,453

3
4,349

4
4,255

5
4,192

6
4,130

7
4,109

8
1,415

9
1,263

10
1,112

11
983

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}
17.93

17
17.66

Article 7(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 Allowance
Rate

Groups 1-11
Groups 12-17

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

£3,877 per annum (maximum)
£74.30 per week (maximum)

2.  Rent allowance under article 31

£1505 per annum (maximum)
£28.85 per week (maximum)

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

(a)if age 65 but under 70

£454 per annum
£8.70 per week

(b)if age 70 but under 80

£874 per annum
£16.75 per week

(c)if age 80 or over

£1302 per annum
£24.95 per week

4.  Pension to widower under article 34

£4,723 per annum (maximum)
£76.60 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

£731 per annum
£14.00 per week

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

£793 per annum
£15.20 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

£793 per annum
£15.20 per week

(b)under article 35(3)—

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

£817 per annum
£15.65 per week

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

£879 per annum
£16.85 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

£879 per annum
£16.85 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

£817 per annum
£15.65 per week

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

£879 per annum
£16.85 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

£879 per annum
£16.85 per week

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

£3,071 per annum (maximum)
£58.85 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)Group 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 4 increases the amount of a widow’s pension payable under article 29 of the principal Order, whilst that article and articles 3, 5 and 6 also make minor drafting amendments.
Article 7(1) and (2) substitute tables in the Schedule in 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 and 1906.

(2)
1977 c. 5.

(3)
28 & 29 Vict c.73.

(4)
47 & 48 Vict c.55.

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

(6)
Article 26A was added by article 4 of S.I. 1983/1116: there are amendments which are not relevant for the purposes of this instrument.

(7)
1992 c. 4.

(8)
1992 c. 6.

(9)
Paragraph (1A) was added to article 29 by S.I. 1994/1906.

(10)
Articles 67A and 67B were inserted by S.I. 1994/772.

(11)
1992 c. 4.
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