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DI/05/2018 Indexation of British War Pensions (Disability Pensions)
DATE OF ISSUE: 10 April 2018
Indexation of British War Pensions (Disability Pensions)
Replaces DI No.
The purpose of this Departmental Instruction is to advise of processing arrangements for the manual indexation of British War Pensions.
War pensions to increase
The British Government has advised that British War Pensions will rise from 9 April 2018. The British Government has published their rates chart at:
Effective date and payday
The effective date for the variation will be Tuesday 10 April 2018, for payday 26 April 2018.
These changes will affect the following cases:
Exchange rate for EATS and composite cases
The exchange rate to use for EATS and composite cases (DP paid by Australia on behalf of the UK) is £1 = A$1.6650.
These cases are now subject to the daily exchange rate variation of plus or minus 2.5%. For further information refer to DI 15 - 2017.
Exchange rate for British DP paid direct from the UK
The exchange rate to use for British DP paid direct from the UK is £1 = A$1.6650.
This is the same exchange rate used for British Official Public Service and Armed Forces Pensions.
Rates charts in Australian dollars and AIS reports
British war pension rates converted to $A at both old and new rates have been e-mailed to the Income Support Senior Management group along with the AIS report.
EATS and composite cases have been provided to the Rehabilitation Compensation & Systems Support Group.
There have been occasional problems with the AIS results.
If for any reason the list provided appears inconsistent with your expectations please contact the Income Support officer listed below
No cases will be processed automatically. All cases will be listed for manual examination and updated in PIPS.
The Income Support contact officer for this exercise is Louise Parker (x470766)
Income Support Branch
10 April 2018