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Deductions and Dependency Increases
Applied to Benefits in the UK for 2013/2014

From The Department of Work and Pensions - DWP

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This page gives the deductions and dependency increases for the year April 2012 to 2013 and April 2013 to 2014 applied to benefits and allowances in the UK. These amounts are determined by the Department of Work and Pensions.

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  Deduction or Dependency Increase
2012/2013
Deduction or Dependency Increase
2013/2014


DEDUCTIONS :
rules common to Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance
Employment and Support Allowance, Pension Credit,
Housing Benefit and Council tax benefit unless stated otherwise

   

Non-dependant deductions from housing benefit and
from IS, JSA(IB), ESA(IR) and Pension Credit:

   

aged 25 and over in receipt of IS and JSA(IB),in receipt of
main phase ESA(IR),
aged 18 or over, not in remunerative work

11.45 13.60

aged 18 or over and in remunerative work

 

 

- gross income: less than £124.00

11.45

13.60

- gross income: £124 to £182.99

26.25

31.25

- gross income: £183 to £237.99

36.10

42.90

- gross income: £238 to £315.99

59.05

70.20

- gross income: £316 to £393.99

67.25

79.95

- gross income: £394 and above

73.85

87.75

Deductions from housing benefit

 

 

Service charges for fuel

 

 

heating

25.50

25.60

hot water

2.95

2.95

lighting

2.05

2.05

cooking

2.95

2.95

Amount ineligible for meals

 

 

three or more meals a day

 

 

single claimant

25.30

25.85

each person in family aged 16 or over

25.30

25.85

each child under 16

12.80

13.10

less than three meals a day

 

   

single claimant

16.85

17.20

each person in family aged 16 or over

16.85

17.20

each child under 16

8.45

8.65

breakfast only - claimant and each member of the family

3.10

3.15

Amount for personal expenses (not HB/CTB)

23.25

23.50
     

Third party deductions from IS, JSA(IB), ESA(IR) and Pension Credit for; arrears of housing, fuel and water costs

3.55

3.60
     

council tax etc. and deductions for ELDS and ILS.child support, contribution towards maintenance (CTM)

 

 

 

 

standard deduction

7.10

7.20

lower deduction

3.55

3.60

arrears of Community Charge

 

 

court order against claimant

3.55

3.60

court order against couple

5.60

5.65

fine or compensation order

 

 

standard rate

5.00

5.00

lower rate

3.55

3.60
     

Maximum deduction rates for recovery of overpayments (not CTB/JSA(C)/ESA(C))

 

 

ordinary overpayments

10.65

10.80

where claimant convicted of fraud

17.75

80.00
     

Deductions from JSA(C) and ESA (C)

 

 

Arrears of Comm. Charge, Council Tax, fines & overpayment recovery

 

 

Age 16 - 24

18.75

18.93

Age 25 +

23.66

23.90

Max. dedn for arrears of Child Maintenance (CTM)

 

 

Age 16 - 24

18.75

18.93

Age 25 +

23.66

23.90
     

DEPENDENCY INCREASES

 

 

Adult dependency increases for spouse or person looking after after children - payable with;

 

 

 

 
     

State Pension on own insurance (Cat A or B)

61.85

63.20

long term Incapacity Benefit ISCS Group 13 Type 5

57.60

58.85

Severe Disablement Allowance

34.60

35..35

Carers Allowance

34.40

35.15

short-term Incapacity Benefit (over state pension age)

55.45

56.65

short-term Incapacity Benefit (under State Pension age)

44.85

45.85

Child Dependency Increases - payable with;

State Pension; Widowed Mothers/Parents Allowance;
short-term Incapacity benefit - higher rate or over state pension age;
long-term Incapacity Benefit;
Carer's Allowance;
Severe Disablement Allowance;
Industrial Death Benefit (higher rate);

 

 

11.35

 

 

 

 

11.35

 

 

 

NB - The rate of child dependency increase is adjusted where it is payable for the eldest child for whom child benefit is also paid. The weekly rate in such cases is reduced by the difference (less £3.65) between the ChB rates for the eldest and subsequent children.

 

8.10

 

 

 

8.10

 

 

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