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Attendance allowance | Bereavement benefits | Carer's allowance | Child benefit and guardian's allowance | Disability living allowance | Employment and support allowance | Housing benefit | Incapacity benefit | Income support | Industrial injuries benefits | Jobseeker's allowance | Maternity allowance | Pension credit | Personal independence payment | Severe disablement allowance | State pension | Statutory payments | Tax credits | Universal credit

Attendance allowance

2019/20 2020/21
    Weekly Weekly
Lower rate   58.70 59.70
Higher rate   87.65 89.15
       

Bereavement benefits

2019/20 2020/21
Bereavement support payment Monthly Monthly
Standard rate   100.00 100.00
Higher rate   350.00 350.00
       
Lump sum   One-off One-off
Standard rate   2,500.00 2,500.00
Higher rate   3,500.00 3,500.00
       
Widowed parent's allowance Weekly Weekly
Standard rate   119.90 121.95
Child dependant Only / eldest child 8.00 8.00
  Other children 11.35 11.35
       

Carer’s allowance

2019/20 2020/21
    Weekly Weekly
Standard rate   66.15 67.25
Supplement (paid twice yearly in Scotland)   8.70 8.85
Child dependant Only / eldest child 8.00 8.00
  Other children 11.35 11.35
       

Child benefit and guardian's allowance

2019/20 2020/21
     
    Weekly Weekly
Child benefit Only / eldest child 20.70 21.05
  Other children 13.70 13.95
Guardian’s allowance   17.60 17.90
       

Disability living allowance

2019/20 2020/21
    Weekly Weekly
Care component Lower 23.20 23.60
  Middle 58.70 59.70
  Higher 87.65 89.15
Mobility component Lower 23.20 23.60
  Higher 61.20 62.25
       

Employment and support allowance

2019/20 2020/21
Personal allowances   Weekly Weekly
Single Under 25 57.90 58.90
  25 or over / entitled to main phase ESA 73.10 74.35
Lone parent Under 18 57.90 58.90
  18 or over 73.10 74.35
Couple Both under 18 57.90 58.90
  Both under 18 with child 87.50 89.00
  Both under 18 (main phase) 73.10 74.35
  Both under 18 (main phase) with child 114.85 116.80
  One 18 or over, one under 18 (certain conditions apply) 114.85 116.80
  Both over 18 114.85 116.80
  Claimant under 25, partner under 18 57.90 58.90
  Claimant 25 or over, partner under 18 73.10 74.35
  Claimant (main phase), partner under 18 73.10 74.35
Components      
Work-related activity component   29.05 29.55
Support component   38.55 39.20
Premiums      
Carer   36.85 37.50
Enhanced disability Single person / lone parent 16.80 17.10
  Couple 24.10 24.50
Severe disability One qualifies 65.85 66.95
  Two qualify 131.70 133.90
Pensioner  Couple (reduced where claimant entitled to ESA component) 140.40 148.40
       

Housing benefit

2019/20 2020/21
Personal allowances   Weekly Weekly
Single Under 25 57.90 58.90
  25 or over / entitled to main phase ESA 73.10 74.35
  Of pension age 181.00 187.75
Lone parent Under 18 57.90 58.90
  18 or over - entitled to main phase ESA 73.10 74.35
  Of pension age 181.00 187.75
Couple Couple both under 18 87.50 89.00
  Couple one or both 18 or over / claimant entitled to main phase ESA 114.85 116.80
  Couple one or both of pension age 270.60 280.85
Premiums      
Carer   36.85 37.50
Disability Single 34.35 34.95
  Couple 48.95 49.80
Enhanced disability Single  person / lone parent 16.80 17.10
  Couple 24.10 24.50
Severe disability One qualifies 65.85 66.95
  Two qualify 131.70 133.90
Pensioner Couple 140.40 148.40
Components      
Work-related activity component   29.05 29.55
Support component   38.55 39.20
Children      
Personal allowance   66.90 68.27
Family Ordinary rate 17.45 17.60
  Lone parent rate 22.20 22.20
Disabled child premium   64.19 65.52
Enhanced disability premium   26.04 26.60
       

Incapacity benefit

2019/20 2020/21
    Weekly Weekly
Long term   112.25 114.15
Age addition Higher rate 11.90 12.10
  Lower rate 6.60 6.70
Adult dependant   65.20 66.30
Child dependant Only / eldest child 8.00 8.00
  Other children 11.35 11.35
       

Income support

2019/20 2020/21
Personal allowances   Weekly Weekly
Single Under 25 57.90 58.90
  25 or over 73.10 74.35
Lone parent Under 18 57.90 58.90
  18 or over 73.10 74.35
Couple Both under 18   57.90 58.90
  Both under 18 - higher rate 87.50 89.00
  One under 18, one under 25 57.90 58.90
  One under 18, one 25 or over 73.10 74.35
  Both 18 or over 114.85 116.80
Premiums      
Carer   36.85 37.50
Disability Single 34.35 34.95
  Couple 48.95 49.80
Enhanced disability Single  person / lone parent 16.80 17.10
  Couple 24.10 24.50
Severe disability One qualifies 65.85 66.95
  Two qualify 131.70 133.90
Pensioner Couple 140.40 148.40
Children      
(Pre 4 April 2004 claims with no child tax credit)    
Personal allowance   66.90 68.27
Family premium   17.45 17.60
Disabled child premium   64.19 65.52
Enhanced disability premium   26.04 26.60
       

Industrial injuries benefits

2019/20 2020/21
    Weekly Weekly
Industrial injuries disablement benefit   35.80 to 179.00 36.40 to 182.00
Constant attendance allowance   35.80 to 143.20 36.40 to145.60
Exceptionally severe disablement allowance   71.60 72.80
Reduced earnings allowance   up to 71.60 up to 72.80
Retirement allowance   up to 17.90 up to 18.20
       

Jobseeker’s allowance

2019/20 2020/21
Personal allowances   Weekly Weekly
Single Under 25 57.90 58.90
  25 or over 73.10 74.35
Lone parent Under 18 57.90 58.90
  18 or over 73.10 74.35
Couple Both under 18 57.90 58.90
  Both under 18 - higher rate 87.50 89.00
  One under 18, one under 25 57.90 58.90
  One under 18, one 25 and over 73.10 74.35
  Both 18 or over 114.85 116.80
Premiums      
Carer   36.85 37.50
Disability Single 34.35 34.95
  Couple 48.95 49.80
Enhanced disability Single  person / lone parent 16.80 17.10
  Couple 24.10 24.50
Severe disability One qualifies 65.85 66.95
  Two qualify 131.70 133.90
Pensioner Couple 140.40 148.40
Children      
(Pre 4 April 2004 claims with no child tax credit)    
Personal allowance   66.90 68.27
Family premium   17.45 17.60
Disabled child premium   64.19 65.52
Enhanced disability premium   26.04 26.60
       

Maternity allowance

2019/20 2020/21
    Weekly Weekly
Standard rate   148.68 151.20
       

Pension credit

2019/20 2020/21
Minimum guarantee   Weekly Weekly
Single   167.25 173.75
Couple   255.25 265.20
Severe disability   65.85 66.95
Carer   36.85 37.50
Children Only / eldest child born before 6 April 2017 63.84 64.82
  Other children 53.34 54.32
Disabled child Lower rate 29.02 29.52
  Higher rate 90.23 92.12
Savings credit      
Threshold Single 144.38 150.47
  Couple 229.67 239.17
Maximum Single 13.73 13.97
  Couple 15.35 15.62
       

Personal independence payment

2019/20 2020/21
    Weekly Weekly
Daily living Standard rate 58.70 59.70
  Enhanced rate 87.65 89.15
Mobility Standard rate 23.20 23.60
  Enhanced rate 61.20 62.25
       

Severe disablement allowance

2019/20 2020/21
    Weekly Weekly
Standard rate   79.50 80.85
Age addition Higher rate 11.90 12.10
  Middle / lower rate 6.60 6.70
Adult dependant   39.10 39.75
Child dependant Only / eldest child 8.00 8.00
  Other children 11.35 11.35
       

State pension

2019/20 2020/21
    Weekly Weekly
New state pension   168.60 175.20
Retirement pension Category A 129.20 134.25
  Category B late spouse’s or civil
partner’s NI
129.20 134.25
  Category B spouse’s or civil
partner’s NI
77.45 80.45
  Category D non-contributory,
aged 80 or over
77.45 80.45
       
  Age addition, aged 80 or over 0.25 0.25
  Adult dependant, with Category A (some existing claimants only) 70.00 N/A
  Child dependant, with
Category A and B - only / eldest child
8.00 8.00
  Other children 11.35 11.35
       

Statutory payments

2019/20 2020/21
    Weekly Weekly
Statutory adoption pay   148.68 151.20
Statutory maternity pay   148.68 151.20
Statutory parental bereavement pay     151.20
Statutory paternity pay   148.68 151.20
Statutory shared parental pay   148.68 151.20
Statutory sick pay   94.25 95.85
       

Tax credits

2019/20 2020/21
Working tax credit   Annual Annual
Basic element   1,960.00 3,040.00
Couple/lone parent   2,010.00 2,045.00
30 hours   810.00 825.00
Disabled worker   3,165.00 3,220.00
Severe disability   1,365.00 1,390.00
       
    Weekly Weekly
Childcare 70 per cent of costs per week for one child up to a limit of total costs of 175.00 175.00
  70 per cent of costs per week for two or more children up to a limit of total costs of 300.00 300.00
       
Child tax credit   Annual Annual
Family   545.00 545.00
Child   2,780.00 2,830.00
Disabled child   3,355.00 3,415.00
Severely disabled child   4,715.00 4,800.00
       
Thresholds   Annual Annual
Working tax credit   6,420.00 6,530.00
Child tax credit only   16,105.00 16,385.00
       

Universal credit

2019/20 2020/21
Standard allowances   Monthly Monthly
Single Under 25 251.77 342.72
  25 or over 317.82 409.89
Couple Both under 25 395.20 488.59
  One or both 25 or over 498.89 594.04
Elements      
Only / eldest child born before 6 April 2017 277.08 281.25
Other children   231.67 235.83
Disabled child Lower rate 126.11 128.25
  Higher rate 392.08 400.29
Limited capability for work   126.11 128.25
Limited capability for work and work-related activity   336.20 341.92
Carer   160.20 162.92
Childcare costs  Up to 85 per cent of costs with an upper limit per month for one child of 646.35 646.35
  and an upper limit per month for two or more children of 1,108.04 1,108.04
Work allowances      
Higher work allowance   503.00 512.00
Lower work allowance   287.00 292.00