COMPARISON BETWEEN CURRENT ARMED FORCES ATTRIBUTABLE
BENEFITS AND PROPOSED JOINT COMPENSATION SCHEME
Attached examples set out a comparison of the
benefits available on death or injury in the armed forces under:-
a) Existing benefitspaid through a
combination of the attributable benefits of the Armed Forces Pension
Scheme and the War Pension Scheme.
b) Proposed benefitsas set out under
the Joint Compensation Review Consultation document dated March
The examples chosen are intended to illustrate
the main features of the Review proposals. They cannot cover every
aspect of the proposals.
The examples provided are :-
|1. Death in service
||a) no children, lower pay spine level|
b) no children, upper pay spine level
c) 2 children
|2. Injury claim emerging after retirement
||Tariff 8eg significant mental condition
|3. Injury leading to discharge from services
||Tariff 13eg fracture long bone in lower limb
|4. Injury not leading to discharge
||Tariff 13eg internal derangement of the knee
|5. Injury claim emerging after retirement
||Does not satisfy new scheme criteria|
Note that where, under the "proposed arrangements",
benefits are payable from the Armed Forces Pension Scheme (AFPS)
the benefits quoted are based on our proposals for the new AFPS.
Some members of the Armed Forces can be expected not to transfer
to the new pension scheme and the calculations affecting them
will be different. Transitional arrangements will be developed
to cover such cases.