War Pension Disregards

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    Anonymous
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    We have someone who is claiming benefit. Date of birth 1954. He is in receipt of a service attributable war pension paid by Xafinity Paymaster of £311.44 per month, a payment of 63.80 per week from Norcross Veterans Agency, also DLA middle rate and DLM high rate. He was injured in service.

    The Paymaster office confirmed that we should disregard their payment as it wasn’t taxed.

    We are trying to clarify if this is correct that the Paymaster pension be disregarded.

    We have a local policy to disregard in full the Norcross Veterans Agency Pension, but the Xafinity Pension we feel is like any other occupational pension.

    Anyone got any views?

    #63418
    Anonymous
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    There was a circular on this some time back but I can’t find it now. Part of the Armed Forces Pension can be attributable to injury, illness or death and it might be that this element is also disregarded but, as I say, I can’t put my hands on the literature.

    #109438
    Anonymous
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    If anyone is still searching for this its A1/2010

    #127532
    Kay_Tade
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    Wondering if anyone could enlgihten me on this. HELP!!!

    I have got an income I’m trying to disregard but can’t seem to find a way round it, long story….. :((

    Anyway it’s a xafinity children’s pension and, as detailed below, is payable till one of a number of things occur. Has anyone come across this ioncome before and how is it to be trated for HB/CTB?

    I know the Xafinity WWP is diregarded (In full or part) but not sure with the pension for the child. My research keeps turning me around in circles so any help much appreciated, thanks. 🙂

    Children’s pensions are payable up to the age of 17 (AFPS 75) or age 18 (AFPS05/RFPS).

    They may be extended in certain circumstances such as further education or incapacity
    beyond this age but unless the pension has been extended due to incapacity the pension will cease at
    the age of 23. If you receive payment of pension for eligible children, we must be informed
    immediately if that child ceases full time education or training or if there are any other changes in
    circumstances that may affect payment. If, exceptionally, your child wishes to take a gap year between
    the conclusion of secondary school education and returning to pursue a full time course in higher
    education or training this must be applied for in advance of the commencement of the gap year.
    Failure to do this can result in the pension not resuming when the child completes the gap year and
    returns to higher education or training.

    #127535
    Anonymous
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    I would hazard a guess that it’s just one element of the main pension, so if you totally disregard that you would totally disregard this part of it. It may be payable in respect of the chid but obviously has to be paid to the parent

    #127538
    Kay_Tade
    Participant

    Thanks Chris, I was tending towards that train of thought till I realised we have nothing confirming that the pension the claimant receives is a WWP. :~ .

    It actually seems like she receives a normal Army pension. 🙁 . So I thought to give the boards a try.

    #127539
    Anonymous
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    I only know this because my neighbour across the road is an army widow and has a similar sort of pension. (She has also moved her boyfriend in and doesn’t want the army to know. I have at least advised her that I cannot stay silent on the single occupancy discount |( )

    #127542
    Kay_Tade
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    😀 , cheers Chris. I will try and get to the bottom of this and see what how it works, probably post when I do. Thanks.

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