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Pensions / Compensation

War Pensions Scheme

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Supplementary Allowances
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Supplementary allowances

Supplementary allowances I Medical treatment and care for War Pensioners I Other allowances

If you get a war pension, you may also be entitled to extra allowances, however some may affect the Social Security benefits you may get;

To obtain a claim form for any of the following allowances, please click contact us.

Allowance for a Lowered Standard of Occupation
To qualify for this allowance your disablement must make you permanently unable to do your regular occupation or work of a similar standard that is suitable in your case. You must be getting a war pension at the 40% rate or higher and you must be under 65 when you make your claim.

Please request the following claim form:

War Disablement Pension WPA 0003 (ALSO) Allowance for Lowered Standard of Occupation Claim Form

Age allowance
You can have an age allowance if you are 65 or over and you get a war disablement pension of 40% or more.

Clothing Allowance
You may be entitled to this allowance if you are getting a war pension at the 20% rate or higher and are an amputee or your clothes wear out very quickly because of the conditions for which we pay you a war pension

Please request the following claim form:

War Disablement Pension WPA 0003 (CLOTHING) Clothing Allowance Claim Form.

Comforts Allowance
You are entitled to this allowance if you are getting War Pension Constant Attendance Allowance or Unemployability Supplement.

Constant Attendance Allowance
You may be entitled to this allowance if you need personal help because of the conditions for which we pay you a war pension and your war disablement pension has been assessed at 80% or higher.

Please request the following claim form:

War Disablement Pension WPA 0003(CAA) Constant Attendance Allowance Claim Form.

Exceptionally Severe Disablement Allowance
You may be entitled to this allowance if you are in receipt of War Pensions Constant Attendance Allowance at one of the two highest rates. It is payable if you are in hospital.

Funeral Expenses
We may be able to pay towards funeral expenses to pay for a simple funeral in the UK if;

Please note, a claim must be made within three months of the funeral.

If you want to apply for help with the cost of a funeral please request the following claim form:

War Disablement Pension WPA 0010 Funeral Expenses Claim Form.

Invalidity Allowance
You may also be entitled to this allowance if you have not reached age 60 and you get Unemployability Supplement.

Mobility Supplement
You may be entitled to help with the extra cost of getting about if you get a war pension at 40% or more and you are unable or almost unable to walk because of your conditions.

Please request the following claim form:

War Disablement Pension WPA 0003(WPMS) War Pensioners Mobility Supplement Claim Form.

Severe Disablement Occupational Allowance
You may be entitled to this allowance if you are getting War Pensions Constant Attendance Allowance at one of the two highest rates and you have a job. You can request a claim form by clicking here

Unemployability Supplement
To qualify you must be getting a war pension at the 60% rate or higher; you must be under 65 when you make your claim and your accepted condition must be so serious that you cannot work.

Please request the following claim forms:

War Disablement Pension WPA 0003(UNSUPP) Unemployability Supplement Claim Form
War Disablement Pension WPA 0003(UNSUPPF) Unemployability Supplement Claim Form For Family

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