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Benefit Rates in the UK for 2018 to 2019
from The Department for Work and Pensions - DWP

Page 2 of 2 (Benefit Rates for 2017 to 2018 are also given)





The new DWP Benefit Rates from April 2018 to 2019 and the Benefit Rates from April 2017 to 2018 - Page 2


April 2013 saw the phasing in of Universal Credit and the Personal Independence Payment replacing certain existing benefits via welfare reforms.

The DWP benefit rates for 2017 to 2018 also listed. The Government has frozen increases on many benefit rates and you may see no increase for 2018 to 2019.

Included are pension and tax credit rates. The amount of benefit or credit that you may be entitled to is calculated based on your individual circumstances. Please note that the rules for benefits and tax credits are very complicated and you should seek advice if you are not sure about how the benefit and tax credit rules work.

Rates:

more benefit rates at Page 1

Benefit - Allowance (Weekly rates unless otherwise shown)

Rates
2017 - 2018
Rates
2018 - 2019
Industrial Death Benefit
Widow's pension
higher rate 122.30 125.95
lower rate 36.69 37.79
Widower's pension 122.30 125.95
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (more information)
18 and over, or under 18 with dependants
100% 169.70 174.80
90% 152.73 157.32
80% 135.76 139.84
70% 118.79 122.36
60% 101.82 104.88
50% 84.85 87.40
40% 67.88 69.92
30% 50.91 52.44
20% 33.94 34.96
Maximum life gratuity (lump sum) 11260.00 11600.00
Unemployability Supplement
increase for early incapacity 104.90 108.05
higher rate 21.70 22.35
middle rate 14.00 14.40
lower rate 7.00 7.20
Maximum reduced earnings allowance 67.88 69.92
Maximum retirement allowance 16.97 17.48

Constant Attendance Allowance (more information)
exceptional rate 135.80 139.80
intermediate rate 101.85 104.85
normal maximum rate 67.90 69.90
part-time rate 33.95 34.95
Exceptionally severe disablement allowance 67.90 69.90
Jobseeker's Allowance (more information)
Contribution based JSA - Personal rates
under 25 57.90 57.90
25 or over 73.10 73.10
Income-based - Personal allowances
under 25 57.90 57.90
25 or over 73.10 73.10
lone parent
under 18 57.90 57.90
18 or over 73.10 73.10
couple
both under 18 57.90 57.90
both under 18 - higher rate 87.50 87.50
one under 18, one under 25 57.90 57.90
one under 18, one 25 and over 73.10 73.10
both 18 or over 114.85 114.85
dependent children 66.90 66.90
Premiums:
family/lone parent 17.45 17.45
pensioner
single 86.25 89.90
couple 128.40 133.95
disability
single 32.55 33.55
couple 46.40 47.80
enhanced disability
single 15.90 16.40
disabled child 24.78 25.48
couple 22.85 23.55
severe disability
single 62.45 64.30
couple (lower rate) 62.45 64.30
couple (higher rate) 124.90 128.60
disabled child 60.90 62.86
carer 34.95 36.00
Prescribed sum for strikers 40.50 40.50
Maternity Allowance
Standard rate 140.98 145.18
MA threshold 30.00 30.00
Pension Credit (more information)
Standard minimum guarantee
single 159.35 163.00
couple 243.25 248.80
Additional amount for severe disability
single 62.45 64.30
couple (one qualifies) 62.45 64.30
couple (both qualify) 124.90 128.60
Additional amount for carers 34.95 36.00
Savings credit
threshold - single 137.35 140.67
threshold - couple 218.42 223.82
maximum - single 13.20 13.40
maximum - couple 14.90 14.99
Amount for claimant and first spouse in a polygamous marriage 243.25 248.80
Additional amount for additional spouse 83.90 85.80
Non-State Pensions (for Pension Credit Purposes)
Statutory minimum increase to non-state pensions 1.00% 3.00%
Pneumoconiosis, Byssinosis, and Miscellaneous Diseases Scheme and the Workmens Compensation (supplementation)
(more information)
Total disablement allowance and major incapacity allowance (maximum)
Partial disablement allowance
Unemployability supplement
increases for early incapacity -
higher rate
middle rate
lower rate
Constant attendance allowance (more information)
exceptional rate
intermediate rate
full day rate
part day rate

Severe Disablement Allowance (more information)
Basic rate 75.40 77.65
Age-related addition (from Dec 90)
Higher rate 11.25 11.60
Middle rate 6.25 6.45
Lower rate 6.25 6.45
State Pension
New State Pension
Full rate 159.55 164.35
Transitional rate below full rate 2.5056% 3.0085%
Protected Payment 1.00% 3.00%
Increments - own (based on deferred new State Pension) 1.00% 3.00%
Increments - inherited (based on deferred old State Pension) 1.00% 3.00%
Old State Pension
Category A or B basic pension 122.30 125.95
Category B (lower) - spouse or civil partner's insurance 73.30 75.50
Category C or D - non-contributory 73.30 75.50
additional pension 1.00% 3.00%
Maximum additional pension (own + inherited) 167.26 172.28
increments to:-
Basic pension 1.00% 3.00%
Additional pension 1.00% 3.00%
Graduated Retirement Benefit (GRB) 1.00% 3.00%
inheritable lump sum 1.00% 3.00%
Contracted-out Deduction from AP in respect of pre-April 1988 contracted-out earnings nil nil
Contracted-out Deduction from AP in respect of contracted-out earnings from April 1988 to 1997 1.00% 3.00%
Graduated Retirement Benefit (unit) 0.1343 0.1383
increase on long term incapacity for age 1.00% 3.00%
Addition at age 80 0.25 0.25
Increase of long-term incapacity for age
higher rate 21.70 22.35
lower rate 10.90 11.25
Invalidity Allowance (Transitional) for State Pension recipients
higher rate 21.70 22.35
middle rate 14.00 14.40
lower rate 7.00 7.20
Statutory Adoption Pay
Earnings threshold 113.00 116.00
Standard rate 140.98 145.18
Statutory Maternity Pay
Earnings threshold 113.00 116.00
Standard rate 140.98 145.18
Statutory Paternity
Earnings threshold 113.00 116.00
Standard rate 140.98 145.18
Statutory Shared Parental Pay
Earnings threshold 113.00 116.00
Standard rate 140.98 145.18
Statutory Sick Pay (more information)
Earnings threshold 113.00 116.00
Standard rate 89.35 92.05
Tax credits calculator - To find out how much you may get.
This tax credit calculator tells you roughly how much
tax credits you can get (in a lump sum) from today's
date to the end of this tax year. The calculator uses
current rates (it can't calculate tax credits for future
years).

Widow's Benefit
Widowed mother's allowance 113.70 117.10
Widow's pension ( more information)
standard rate 113.70 117.10
age-related
age 54 (49) 105.74 108.90
53 (48) 97.78 100.71
52 (47) 89.82 92.51
51 (46) 81.86 84.31
50 (45) 73.91 76.12
49 (44) 65.95 67.92
48 (43) 57.99 59.72
47 (42) 50.03 51.52
46 (41) 42.07 43.33
45 (40 34.11 35.13
Note: For deaths occuring before 11 April 1988 refer to age-points shown in brackets.
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