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War Pension Scheme payments increases from April 2017

New rates of pensions and allowances payable under the War Pension Scheme.

Veterans on parade, Crown Copyright
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The new rates of pensions and allowances payable under the War Pension Scheme from 10 April 2017 have now been announced and are available here.

The rates have been increased by 1%, in line with the September 2016 Consumer Prices Index figure.

Those currently getting a War Pension or War Widows(er)’s Pension will receive a letter confirming their new pension details between 13 March 2017 and 15 July 17.

Please note if you are a local authority or council office, please be aware of the timescales above, the letter confirms a breakdown of the pension and the new rates. This is a system generated letter.

For more information on the War Pension Scheme and other compensation payable for injuries, illnesses or disablement related to service, please see

Published 9 February 2017
Last updated 2 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Correct timescale for receiving pension letter included.
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