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DEFENCE

Medical Manning and Retention

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence (Dr. Lewis Moonie): The Medical Manning and Retention Review has recently been completed. It was conducted inclusively, with the involvement of the British Medical and Dental Associations and NHS representation. The Review was undertaken against the background of serious manning shortfalls among medical and dental officers in the Defence Medical Services (DMS). It complements the work of the Medical Quinquennial Review (MQR) and its recommendations will be taken forward in parallel with those of the MQR. The Review will inform the Ministry of Defence paper of evidence to the Armed Forces Pay Review Body (AFPRB) for the 2003 pay round.

The Review has involved a detailed examination of the manning requirement and how this should be met. It has also examined the factors which influence medical and dental officer manning and, to assist in this, an independent human resources consultant was employed to obtain the views of serving medical and dental officers and those who had recently left the Armed Forces. As part of the Review, comparisons were made with pay and conditions of service in the NHS and other potential areas of employment. The MOD's existing proposals for aligning the terms of service of medical and dental officers across the three Services were also re-examined.

The Review concluded that three main issues needed to be addressed if the necessary improvements in recruitment and retention were to be achieved: overstretch; pay and pensions; and the quality of life. It made a number of recommendations covering both remuneration and non-financial issues. The main recommendations are:



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The Review also addressed the need further to strengthen management processes across the DMS and proposed a range of recommendations encompassing management, career and quality of life issues which will receive urgent action.

The outcome of the Review will provide a significant opportunity to build on the work of the MQR and maintain focus on the two key defence medical outputs—deployable operational medical capability, and timely appropriate healthcare for Service personnel. The Government is committed to providing modern and

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forward-looking Defence Medical Services fit to meet the challenges we expect to face in the twenty-first century.

WORK AND PENSIONS

Benefits Uprating

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Mr. Andrew Smith): The new rates of benefits proposed from April 2003 are set out in the tables. The Annual uprating of benefits will take place in the first full week of the tax year. In 2003, this will be the week beginning 7 April. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland proposes to introduce similar changes for Northern Ireland.

Weekly rates unless otherwise shown

Rates 20022003
Attendance Allowance
higher rate56.2557.20
lower rate37.6538.30
Child Benefit
— only, elder or eldest for whom child benefit is payable (couple)15.7516.05
— only, elder or eldest for whom child benefit is payable (lone parent)17.5517.55
— each subsequent child10.5510.75
Council Tax Benefit
Personal allowances
single
18 to 2442.7043.25
25 or over53.9554.65
lone parent—18 or over53.9554.65
couple—one or both over 1884.6585.75
Dependent Children
from birth to September following 16th birthday37.0038.50
from September following 16th birthday to day before 19th birthday37.8038.50
Pensioner (from October 2003)
single—60 to 64102.10
couple—one or both 60 to 64155.80
single—65 and over116.90
couple—one or both 65 and over175.00
Premiums
family14.7515.75
family (lone parent rate)22.2022.20
pensioner
single44.2047.45
couple65.1570.05
pensioner (enhanced)
single44.2047.45
couple65.1570.05
pensioner (higher)
single44.2047.45
couple65.1570.05
disability
single23.0023.30
couple32.8033.25
enhanced disability premium single rate11.2511.40
disabled child rate11.2516.60
couple rate16.2516.45
severe disability
single42.2542.95
couple (one qualifies)42.2542.95
couple (both qualify)84.5085.90
disabled child35.5041.30
carer24.8025.10
bereavement21.5522.80
Allowance for personal expenses for claimants in hospital
higher rate18.9019.35
lower rate15.1015.50
Non-dependent deductions
aged 18 or over and in remunerative work
— gross income: #293 or more6.956.95
— gross income: #235 to #292.995.805.80
— gross income: #137 to #234.994.604.60
— gross income less than #1372.302.30
others, aged 18 or over2.302.30
Alternative maximum Council Tax Benefit
second adult on IS or JSA(ib)25% of Council Tax25% of Council Tax
second adult's gross income:
— under #13715% of Council Tax15% of Council Tax
— #137 to #176.997.5% of Council Tax7.5% of Council Tax
Capital
upper limit16,000.0016,000.00
amount disregarded3,000.003,000.00
upper limit (clmt/ptner 60 or over)16,000.0016,000.00
upper limit (PC guarantee) from October 2003No limit
amount disregarded (clmt/ptner 60 or over)6,000.006,000.00
child disregard3,000.003,000.00
upper limit of RC/NH16,000.0016,000.00
amt disregarded of RC/NH10,000.0010,000.00
Tariff income
#1 for every complete #250 or part thereof between amount of capital disregarded and capital upper limit
Tariff income (clmt/ptner 60 or over) from October 2003
#1 for every #500 or part thereof between amount of capital disregard and capital upper limit
Earnings disregards
where disability premium awarded20.0020.00
various specified employments20.0020.00
lone parent25.0025.00
where the claimant has a partner10.0010.00
single claimant5.005.00
where carer premium awarded20.0020.00
childcare charges94.5094.50
childcare charges (2 or more children)140.00140.00
Other income disregards
maintenance disregard15.0015.00
war disablement pension and war widow's pension10.0010.00
certain voluntary and charitable payments20.0020.00
student loan10.0010.00
student's covenanted income5.005.00
income from boarders:
disregard the fixed amount (#20) plus
50% of the balance of the charge20.0020.00
30 Hr Adult Allowance in WTC11.6511.90
30 Hr Adult Credit in WTC11.6511.90
Expenses for subtenants
furnished or unfurnished4.004.00
where heating is included, additional9.409.65
Dependency Increases
Adult Dependency Increases for spouse or person looking after children, with;
retirement pension or own insurance45.2046.35
long-term incap. benefit, unemployability supplement42.4543.15
severe disablement allowance25.4525.90
invalid care allowance (carer's allowance from April 2003)25.3525.80
short-term incap. benefit if beneficiary over pension age40.8041.50
maternity allowance/short-term incap. benefit33.1033.65
Child Dependency Increases with; retirement pension, widowed mothers allowance, widowed parents allowance, short-term incap. benefit at the higher rate and long-term incap. benefit invalid care allowance (carer's allowance from April 2003)
severe disab. allowance, higher rate industrial death benefit, unemployability supplement and short-term incap. benefit if beneficiary over pension age11.3511.35
NB—The Overlapping Benefits Regulations provide for the rate of child dependency increases to be adjusted where the increase is payable for the eldest eligible child for whom ChB is also payable. The weekly rate of the increase is reduced by the differential (less #3.50 from April 2000), between the rate of ChB payable for the oldest eligible child and that payable for a subsequent child
Disability Living Allowance
Care Component
highest56.2557.20
middle37.6538.30
lowest14.9015.15
Mobility Component
higher39.3039.95
lower14.9015.15
Earnings Rules
Invalid Care Allowance (Carer's Allowance from April 2003)75.0077.00
Limit of earnings from councillor's allowance (new rate applies from October 2002)66.0067.50
Permitted work earnings limit (new rate applies from October 2002)66.0067.50
Industrial injuries unemployability supplement permitted earnings level (annual amount) 3,432.003,510.00
Adult dependency increases with short-term incap. benefit where claimant is
(a) under pension age33.1033.65
(b) over pension age40.8041.50
maternity allowance33.1033.65
retirement pension, long-term incapacity benefit, severe disablement allowance,unemployability supplement where dependant
(a) is living with claimant53.9554.65
(b) still qualifies for the tapered earnings rule45.0945.09
retirement pension, long term incap. benefit45.2046.35
and unemployability supplement where dependant not living with claimant42.4543.15
severe disablement allowance where dependent not living with claimant25.4525.90
invalid care allowance (carer's allowance from April 2003)25.3525.80
Child dependency increases level at which CDIs are affected by earnings of claimant's spouse or partner
for first child155.00160.00
for each subsequent child20.0020.00
Guardian's Allowance11.3511.55
Housing Benefit
Personal allowances
single
16 to 2442.7043.25
25 or over53.9554.65
lone parent
under 1842.7043.25
18 or over53.9554.65
couple
both under 1864.4565.30
one or both 18 or over84.6585.75
dependent children
from birth to September following 16th birthday37.0038.50
from September following 16th birthday to day before 19th birthday37.8038.50
pensioner (from October 2003)
single—60 to 64102.10
couple—one or both 60 to 64155.80
single—65 and over116.90
couple—one or both 64 or over175.00
Premiums
family14.7515.75
family (lone parent rate)22.2022.20
pensioner44.2047.45
single44.2047.45
couple65.1570.05
pensioner (enhanced)
single44.2047.45
couple65.1570.05
pensioner (higher)
single44.2047.45
couple65.1570.05
disability
single23.0023.30
couple32.8033.25
enhanced disability premium single rate11.2511.40
disabled child rate11.2516.60
couple rate16.2516.45
severe disability
single42.2542.95
couple (one qualifies)42.2542.95
couple (both qualify)84.5085.90
disabled child35.5041.30
carer24.8025.10
bereavement21.5522.80
Allowance for personal expenses for claimants in hospital
higher rate18.9019.35
lower rate15.1015.50
Non-dependent deductions, rent rebates and allowances
aged 25 and over, in receipt of Income Support or income-based Job Seekers Allowance age 18 or over, not in remunerative work or
— gross income less than #927.407.40
age 18 or over and in remunerative work
— gross income: less than #927.407.40
— gross income: #92 to #136.9917.0017.00
— gross income: #137 to #176.9923.3523.35
— gross income: #177 to #234.9938.2038.20
— gross income: #235 to #292.9943.5043.50
— gross income: #293 and above47.7547.75
Service charges for fuel
heating9.409.65
hot water1.151.20
lighting0.800.80
cooking1.151.20
Amount ineligible for meals
three or more meals a day
single claimant19.2519.50
each person in family aged 16 or over19.2519.50
each child under 169.709.85
less than three meals a day
single claimant12.8012.95
each person in family aged 16 or over12.8012.95
each child under 166.456.55
breakfast only—claimant and each member of family2.352.40
Capital
upper limit16,000.0016,000.00
amount disregarded3,000.003,000.00
upper limit (clmt/ptner 60 or over)16,000.0016.000.00
upper limit (PC guarantee) from October 2003No limit
amount disregarded (clmt/ptner 60 or over)6,000.006,000.00
child disregard3,000.003,000.00
upper limit of RC/NH16,000.0016,000.00
amount disregarded of RC/NH10,000.0010,000.00
Tariff income
for every complete #250 or part thereof between amount of capital disregarded and capital upper limit
Tariff income (clmt/ptner 60 or over) from October 2003
#1 for every #500 or part thereof betwen amount of capital disregard and capital upper limit
Earnings disregards
where disability premium awarded20.0020.00
various specified employments20.0020.00
lone parent25.0025.00
where the claimant has a partner10.0010.00
single claimant5.005.00
where carer premium awarded20.0020.00
childcare charges94.5094.50
childcare charges (2 or more children)140.00140.00
Other income disregards
maintenance disregard15.0015.00
war disablement pension and war widow's pension10.0010.00
certain voluntary and charitable payments20.0020.00
student loan10.0010.00
student's covenanted income5.005.00
income from boarders:
disregard the fixed amount (#20) plus
50% of the balance of the charge20.0020.00
30 Hr Adult Allowance in WTC11.6511.90
30 Hr Adult Credit in WTC11.6511.90
Expenses for subtenants
furnished or unfurnished4.004.00
where heating is included, additional9.409.65
Maximum rates for recovery of overpayments
ordinary overpayments8.108.25
where claimant convicted of fraud10.8010.80
Incapacity Benefit
Long-term Incapacity Benefit70.9572.15
Short-term Incapacity Benefit (under pension age)
lower rate53.5054.40
higher rate63.2564.35
Short-term Incapacity Benefit (over pension age)
lower rate68.0569.20
higher rate70.9572.15
Increase of Long-term Incap. Benefit for age
higher rate14.9015.15
lower rate7.457.60
Invalidity Allowance (Transitional)
higher rate14.9015.15
middle rate9.509.70
lower rate4.754.85
Income Support
Personal Allowances
single
under 18—usual rate32.5032.90
under 18—higher rate payable in specific circumstances42.7043.25
18 to 2442.7043.25
25 or over53.9554.65
lone parent
under 18—usual rate32.5032.90
under 18—higher rate payable in specific circumstances42.7043.25
18 or over53.9554.65
couple
both under 1832.5032.90
both under 18, one disabled42.7043.25
both under 18, with resp. for a child64.4565.30
one under 18, one 18 to 2442.7043.25
one under 18, one 25+53.9554.65
both 18 or over84.6585.75
dependent children
birth to September following 16th birthday37.0038.50
from September following 16th birthday to day before 19th birthday37.8038.50
Residental Allowance
except Greater London64.4065.50
Greater London71.6572.85
Premiums
family14.7515.75
family (lone parent rate)15.9015.90
pensioner
single44.2047.45
couple65.1570.05
pensioner (enhanced)
single44.2047.45
couple65.1570.05
pensioner (higher)
single44.2047.45
couple65.1570.05
disability
single23.0023.00
couple32.8033.25
enhanced disability premium single rate11.2511.40
disabled child rate11.2516.60
couple rate16.2516.45
severe disability
single42.2542.95
couple (one qualifies)42.2542.95
couple (both qualify)84.5085.90
disabled child35.5041.30
carer24.8025.10
bereavement21.5522.80
hospital
higher rate18.9019.35
lower rate15.1015.50
local authority (Pt III) accommodation75.5077.45
of which, Personal Expenses16.8017.50
Allowances for personal expenses for claimants in:
the Polish Home, Ilford Park max amount for accommodation and meals385.00390.00
personal expenses for claimant17.3517.50
personal expenses for partner17.3517.50
personal expenses for dep children
(a) under 116.356.45
(b) 11 to 159.309.40
(c) 16 to 1710.7510.90
(d) 1815.5515.55
personal expenses allowance for claimant admitted or readmitted on or after 1 April 1995 16.8017.50
Housing costs
deduction for non-dependents aged 25 and over, in receipt of Income Support or income based Job Seekers Allowance aged 18 or over, not in work or
— gross income less than #927.407.40
aged 18 or over and in remunerative work:
— gross income: less than #927.407.40
— gross income: #92 to #136.9917.0017.00
— gross income: #137 to #176.9923.3523.35
— gross income: #177 to #234.9938.2038.20
— gross income: #235 to #292.9943.5043.50
— gross income: #293 and above47.7547.75
Deduction for direct payments arrears of housing, fuel and water costs, council tax and fines default, and2.702.75
deductions for child maintenance (standard)5.405.50
deductions for child maintenance (lower)2.702.75
Arrears of Community Charge
court order against claimant2.702.75
court order against couple4.254.30
Maximum rates for recovery of overpayments
ordinary overpayments8.108.25
where claimant convicted of fraud10.8010.80
Reduction in benefit for strikers29.0029.50
Capital
upper limit8,000.008,000.00
amount disregard3,000.003,000.00
upper limited (clmt/ptner 60 or over)12,000.0012,000.00
amount disregarded (clmt/ptner 60 or over)6,000.006.000.00
child's limit3,000.003,000.00
upper limit of RC/NH16,000.0016,000.00
amount disregarded of RC/NH10,000.0010,000.00
Tariff income
#1 for every complete #250 or part thereof between amount of capital disregarded and capital upper limit
Disregards
standard earnings5.005.00
couples earnings10.0010.00
higher earnings20.0020.00
war disablement pension and war widow's pension10.0010.00
voluntary and charitable payments20.0020.00
student loan10.0010.00
student's covenanted income5.005.00
income from boarders:
disregard the fixed amount (#20) plus 50% of the balance of the charge20.0020.00
Expenses for subtenants
furnished or unfurnished4.004.00
where heating is included, additional9.409.65
Industrial Death Benefit
Widow's pension
higher rate75.5077.45
lower rate22.6523.24
Widower's pension75.5077.45
Industrial Injuries Disablement Pension
18 and over, or under 18 with dependents
100%114.80116.80
90%103.32105.12
80%91.8493.44
70%80.3681.76
60%68.8870.08
50%57.4058.40
40%45.9246.72
30%34.4435.04
20%22.9623.36
Under 18
100%70.3571.55
90%63.3264.40
80%56.2857.24
70%49.2550.09
60%42.2142.93
60%42.2142.93
50%35.1835.78
40%28.1428.62
30%21.1121.47
20%14.0714.31
Maximum life gratuity (lump sum)7,630.007,760.00
Unemployability Supplement70.9572.15
plus where appropriate an increase for early incapacity
higher rate14.9015.15
middle rate9.509.70
lower rate4.754.85
Maximum reduced earnings allowance45.9246.72
Maximum retirement allowance11.8411.68
Constant attendance allowance
exceptional rate92.0093.60
intermediate rate69.0070.20
normal maximum rate46.0046.80
part-time rate23.0023.40
Exceptionally severe disablement allowance46.0046.80
Invalid Care Allowance (Carer's Allowance from April 2003)42.4543.15
Jobseekers Allowance
Contribution based JSA—Pers. rates
under 1832.5032.90
18 to 2442.7043.25
25 or over53.9554.65
Income-based JSA—Pers. allowances
Under 1832.5032.90
18 to 2442.7043.25
25 or over53.9554.65
lone parent
under 18—usual rate32.5032.90
under 18—higher rate payable in specific circumstances42.7043.25
18 or over53.9554.65
couple both under 1832.5032.90
both under 18, one disabled42.7043.25
both under 18, with responsibility for a child64.4565.30
one under 18, one 18 to 2442.7043.25
one under 18, one 25+53.9554.65
both 18 or over84.6585.75
dependent children from birth to September following 16th birthday37.0038.50
from September following 16th birthday to day before 19th birthday37.8038.50
Residential Allowance except Greater London64.4065.50
Greater London71.6572.85
Premiums
family14.7515.75
family (lone parent rate)15.9015.90
pensioner
single44.2047.45
couple65.1570.05
pensioner (enhanced)
single44.2047.45
couple65.1570.05
pensioner (higher)
single44.2047.45
couple65.1570.05
disability
single23.0023.30
couple32.8033.25
enhanced disability premium single rate11.2511.40
disability child rate11.2516.60
couple rate16.2516.45
severe disability
single42.2542.95
couple (one qualifies)42.2542.95
couple (both qualify)84.5085.90
disabled child35.5041.30
carer24.8025.10
bereavement21.5522.80
hospital
higher rate18.9019.35
lower rate15.1015.50
local authority (Pt III)75.5077.45
accommodation of which, Personal Expenses16.8017.50
Housing costs deduction for non-dependents aged 25 and over, in receipt of Income Support or income based Job Seekers Allowance aged 18 or over, not in remunerative work or:
—gross income less than #92 aged 18 or over and in remunerative work7.407.40
—gross income: less than #927.407.40
—gross income: #92 to #136.9917.0017.00
—gross income: #137 to #176.9923.3523.35
—gross income: #177 to #234.9938.2038.20
—gross income: #235 to #292.9943.5043.50
—gross income: #293 and above47.7547.75
Deductions for direct payments
Deductions from JSA (IB) arrears of housing, fuel and water costs, council tax and fines default, and2.702.75
Deductions for Child Maintenance
deductions for child maintenance (standard)5.405.50
deductions for child maintenance (lower)2.702.75
Arrears of Community Charge
court order against claimant2.702.75
court order against couple4.254.30
deductions from JSA (Cont.)
Arrears of Community Charge, Council Tax, fines and overpayment recovery
Age 16 to 1710.8310.96
Age 18 to 2414.2314.41
Age 25+17.9818.21
Maximum deduction for arrears of Child Support Maintenance
Age 16 to 1710.8310.96
Age 18 to 2414.2314.41
Age 25+17.9318.21
Maximum rates for recovery of overpayments in JSA(ib)
ordinary overpayments8.108.25
where claimant convicted of fraud10.8010.80
Reduction in benefit for strikers29.0029.50
Capital
upper limit8,000.008,000.00
amount disregarded3,000.003,000.00
child's limit3,000.003,000.00
upper limit of RC/NH16,000.0016,000.00
amount disregarded of RC/NH10,000.0010,000.00
upper limit (claimant/partner 60 or over)12,000.0012,000.00
amount disregarded (claimant/or partner 60 or over)6,000.006,000.00
Tariff income
#1 for every complete #250 or part thereof between amount of capital disregarded and capital upper limit
Disregards
standard earnings5.005.00
couples earnings10.0010.00
higher earnings20.0020.00
war disablement pension and war widow's pension10.0010.00
voluntary and charitable payments20.0020.00
student loan10.0010.00
student's convenanted income5.005.00
income from boarders: disregard the fixed amount (#20) plus 50 per cent. of the balance of the charge20.0020.00
Expenses for subtenants
furnished or unfurnished4.004.00
where heating is included, additional9.409.65
Maternity Allowance
Standard rate75.00100.00
MA threshold30.0030.00
Pension Credit (from October 2003)
Standard minimum guarantee
single102.10
couple155.80
Additional amount for severe disability
single42.95
couple (one qualifies)42.95
couple (both qualifies)85.90
Additional amount for carer25.10
Savings credit theshold
single77.45
couple123.80
Capital
Amount disregard6,000.00
Amount disregard–care homes10,000.00
Deemed income #1 for each complete #500 or part thereof in excess of above amounts
Housing costs
Deduction for non-dependents:
aged 18 or over, not in work or in work and in receipt of Pension Credit7.40
aged 18 or over and in work:
—gross income: less than #927.40
—gross income: #92 to #136.9917.00
—gross income: #137 to #176.9923.35
—gross income: #177 to #234.9938.20
—gross income: #235 to #292.9943.50
—gross income: #293 and above47.75
Amount for claimant and first spouse in polygamous marriage155.80
Additional amount for additional spouse53.70
Disregards
Standard earnings5.00
Couples earnings10.00
Higher earnings20.00
War disablement pension and War widows pension10.00
Widowed Parent's Allowance10.00
Income from Subtenants20.00
Income from boarders20.00
(disregard the fixed amount (#20) plus 50 per cent. of the balance of the charge)
Deduction for direct payments arrears of housing, fuel, water costs, council tax and fines default2.75
Arrears of Community Charge court order against claimant2.75
court order against couple4.30
Maximum rates of recovery of overpayments
ordinary overpayments8.25
where claimant convicted of fraud10.80
Pneumoconiosis, Byssinosis, and Miscellaneous Diseases Scheme and the Workmen's Compensation (Supplementation)
Total disablement allowance and major incapacity allowance (maximum)114.80116.80
Partial disablement allowance42.4543.15
Unemployability supplement70.9572.15
plus where appropriate increases for early incapacity
higher rate14.9015.15
middle rate9.509.70
lower rate4.754.85
Constant attendance allowance
exceptional rate92.0093.60
intermediate rate69.0070.20
normal maximum rate46.0046.80
part-time rate23.0023.40
Exceptionally severe disablement allowance46.0046.80
Lesser incapacity allowance
maximum rate of allowance42.4543.15
based on loss of earnings over56.2557.20
Retirement Pension
Category A or B75.5077.45
Category B (lower)—husband's insurance45.2046.35
Category C or D—non-contributory45.2046.35
Category C (lower)—non-contributory27.0027.70
Additional pensionIncrease by: 1.7 per cent.
Increments to: Basic pensionIncrease by: 6.6 per cent.
Additional pension1.7 per cent.
Contracted out deductions (CODs) (Pre April 1988 earnings)1.7 per cent.
Graduated Retirement Benefit (GRB)1.7 per cent.
Increments to CODs (April 1988 to April 1997 earnings)Nil
(3.0 per cent. paid by schemes)
Graduated Retirement Benefit (unit)0.09210.0937
Graduated Retirement Benefit (Inherited)Increase by: 1.7 per cent.
Addition at age 800.250.25
Severe Disablement Allowance
Basic rate42.8543.60
Age-related addition (from December 1990)
Higher rate14.9015.15
Middle rate9.509.70
Lower rate4.754.85
Statutory Adoption Pay
Earnings threshold77.00
Rate100.00
Statutory Maternity Pay
Earnings threshold75.0077.00
Standard rate75.00100.00
Statutory Paternity Pay
Earnings threshold77.00
Rate100.00
Statutory Sick Pay
Earnings threshold75.0077.00
Standard rate63.2564.35
Widow's Benefit
Widowed Mother's Allowance75.5077.45
Widow's Pension Standard Rate75.5077.45
Age-related
Age 54 (49)70.2272.03
53 (48)64.9366.61
52 (47)59.6561.19
51 (46)54.3655.76
50 (45)49.0850.34
49 (44)43.7944.92
48 (43)38.5139.50
47 (42)33.2234.08
46 (41)27.9428.66
45 (40)22.6523.24
Note: For deaths occurring before 11 April 1988 refer to age-points shown in brackets.
Bereavement Benefit
Bereavement payment (lump sum)2,000.002,000.00
Widowed parent's allowance75.5077.45
Bereavement Allowance
Standard rate75.5077.45
age-related
age 5470.2272.03
5364.9366.61
5259.6561.19
5154.3655.76
5049.0850.34
4943.7944.92
4838.5139.50
4733.2234.08
4627.9428.66
4522.6523.24

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