382. Rates of retired pay, pensions and gratuities.

382.     Rates of retired pay, pensions and gratuities.

Awards of periodical payments in respect of disablement to officers under the pre-2005 scheme are known as 'retired pay'1, and those to other ranks are known as 'pensions'2. Single payments in respect of specified minor injuries or disablement assessed at less than 20 per cent are known as 'gratuities'3. All awards in respect of death are known as 'pensions'4. In addition to these benefits, members of the armed forces who are in receipt of retired pay or pensions in respect of disability, and their surviving spouses, civil partners and