Under the pre-2005 scheme1, where the degree of disablement amounts to 20 per cent or more, the percentage must be expressed in multiples of ten2, and retired pay or a pension3 is payable at the appropriate rate4. Where the degree of disablement is less than 20 per cent and the claimant has suffered one of a number of specified minor injuries, a gratuity5 is payable6 and gratuities are also payable for any other disablement of less than 20 per cent
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