The Department of Finance will make the necessary funding available to ensure eligible victims and survivors receive compensation.
The move was expected after agreement was reached earlier this month on this coming year’s budget.
The High Court in Belfast had been hearing a case brought by Brian Turley, one of those known as the Hooded Men, who were detained and subjected to special interrogation methods by the British military in the early 1970s.
He brought the case seeking a judgement to ensure a financial package was put in place.
In correspondence to the High Court, the Department of Finance has guaranteed payments will be made.
In February this year, the Court of Appeal in the North of Ireland ruled that the Executive Office is under a legal duty to fund a pension for Tro.
The scheme was due to open for applications in March.
Stormont and Westminster have been in a long-running row over who is responsible.
In February, the Court of Appeal said it was giving the parties four weeks to find a solution.
It said if that was not possible, the case would be relisted to include Stormont’s Department of Finance as an additional notice party.
The scheme was initially passed at Westminster when devolution in the North of Ireland had collapsed.
The estimated outlay for the scheme, over the next 20 years, could be up to £1.2bn.
The Executive had argued that Westminster should help fund it, as it is a UK-wide scheme and people injured outside of the North of Ireland will be able to apply.
It will run for two or three decades and payments are to be backdated to 2014, when it was first agreed.
Last year, a judge ruled that the Executive Office was acting unlawfully in delaying Troubles pensions in a bid to force Westminster to foot the bill.
Stormont’s Department of Justice was then designated to administer the scheme.Tags: