Reply To: Navy Pension or War Disablement pension??

Julian Hobson

This is useful too

In a nutshell, the real issue is the basis upon which the service pension was awarded. If its a straight “thanks for your long service and goodbye” then its an Occ pen. If its “thanks very much but we feel that your RSI caused by machine gun rattle is affecting your aim, goodbye2 the its War disablement.

You can’t assume that because a WDP is payable by the war pensions bods that this will automatically be a WDP too. Entitlement to a WDP might not immediately follow leaving the force as the disablement might not come to light immediately.

You will need him to prove that he was invalided out and didn’t simply do his time.

If he was invalided out then disregard the lot after adding it to the Gross WDP figure (still only one £10.00 which you’ve already given) and i presume the rest is disregarded under local scheme. If no Local Scheme you don’t disregard anymore than the one £10.00.

If he wasn’t invalided out then its an OCC pen and taken into account fully.