376. Payment of disablement pensions.

376.     Payment of disablement pensions.

An award in respect of the disablement under the pre-2005 scheme1 of a member of the armed forces must not be made to take effect before the termination of his service or, in the case of an officer, while he is an officer on the active list2, and, except where the Secretary of State otherwise directs, it may not be made in respect of any period preceding that which is prescribed3. Pension4 awarded in terms of a weekly amount may be paid weekly in advance and pension not awarded in such terms