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Benefit Rates 2018

  • 05/04/2018
  • Author:Liam.Evans@turn2us.org.uk

A list of the benefit and pension rates for 2018

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As the new financial year comes around, the updated rates for benefit payments in 2018 have been released.

Benefit rates for disability benefits and premiums, Carer’s Allowance, and all carer’s elements and premiums will increase in April 2018.

All other benefit rates have been frozen.

The following benefit rates may not contain all extra elements, premiums and components. Additionally, some means-tested benefits are subject to other variables such as income and capital. Use the Benefits Calculator to find out what you are entitled to.

Rates are on a weekly bass unless otherwise shown.

Attendance Allowance

  • Higher rate - £85.60
  • Lower rate - £57.30

Bereavement Benefit

  • Lump sum - £2,000
  • Widowed parent’s allowance - £117.10
  • Bereavement allowance (age-related) - £35.13-£108.90

Bereavement Support Payment

  • Standard lump sum - £2,500
  • Standard rate monthly - £100
  • Higher lump sum - £3,500
  • Higher rate monthly - £350

Carer’s Allowance

  • Standard - £64.60
  • *Extra components are available

Disability Living Allowance

  • Care component highest - £85.60
  • Care component middle - £57.30
  • Care component lowest - £22.65
  • Mobility component higher - £59.75
  • Mobility component lower - £22.65
  • *Disregards are available

Employment and Support Allowance (contributory)

  • Personal allowance under 25 - £57.90
  • Personal allowance over 25 - £73.10
  • Component: work-related - £29.05
  • Component: support - £37.65
  • *Extra premiums are available

Housing Benefit

  • Single under 25 - £57.90
  • Single over 25 - £73.10
  • Couple under 18 - £87.50
  • Couple over 18 - £114.85
  • *Extra premiums are available

Incapacity Benefit

  • Long term - £109.60
  • Short term lower (under pension age) - £82.65
  • Short term higher (under pension age) - £97.85
  • Short term lower (over pension age) - £105.15
  • Short term higher (over pension age) - £109.60
  • *Extra increases are available

Income Support

  • Single under 25 - £57.90
  • Single over 25 - £73.10
  • Couple under 18 - £57.90
  • Couple over 18 - £114.85
  • *Extra premiums are available

Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • Under 25 - £57.90
  • Over 25 - £73.10
  • *Extra premiums are available

Maternity Allowance

  • Standard - £145.18

Pension Credit

  • Standard single - £163.00
  • Standard couple - £248.80
  • *Additional amounts are available

Personal Independence Payment

  • Daily living component: enhanced - £85.60
  • Daily living component: standard - £57.30
  • Mobility component: enhanced - £59.75
  • Mobility component: standard - £22.65

Severe Disablement Allowance

  • Basic rate - £77.65
  • *Additional amounts are available

State Pension

  • New state pension - £164.35
  • Old state pension Category A - £125.95
  • Old state pension Category B, C or D - £75.50
  • *Additional amounts are available

Statutory Maternity/ Paternity Pay

  • Earnings threshold - £116.00
  • Standard rate - £145.18

Statutory Sick Pay

  • Earnings threshold - £116.00
  • Standard rate - £92.05

Universal Credit

  • Single under 25 - £251.77
  • Single over 25 - £317.82
  • Couple under 25 - £395.20
  • Couple over 25 - £498.89
  • *Additional amounts are available

Use the Benefits Calculator to find out what you are entitled to.

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