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DI/05/2017 Indexation of British War Pensions (Disability Pensions)
DATE OF ISSUE: 10 April 2017
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 UK Veterans Agency has advised that British war pensions will rise from 10 April 2017.
The Veterans Agency has published their rates chart at:
Effective date and payday
The effective date for the variation will be Tuesday 11 April 2017, for payday
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$1.5593.
These cases are now subject to the daily exchange rate variation of plus or minus 2.5%. For further information refer to DI-02-2017.
Exchange rate for British DP paid direct from the UK
The exchange rate to use for British DP paid direct from the UK is
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)
A/g Assistant Secretary
Income Support and Grants
10 April 2017