396. Payment of awards of benefit.

Awards of a lump sum1, medical expenses2 and a bereavement grant3 under the post-2005 scheme are to be paid as soon as is reasonably practicable after the award has been made4.

Awards of guaranteed income payment5 become payable as follows: (1) where a member of the forces is discharged from the forces on medical grounds and the award is for the injury6 which caused him to be discharged on medical grounds7, on the day after the discharge; (2) where a member of the forces is awarded injury benefit8 which includes an award of guaranteed income payment, on the day after