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Benefit Rates in the UK for 2019 to 2020
from The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

Page 2 of 2 (Benefit Rates for 2018 to 2019 are also given)





The new DWP Benefit Rates from April 2019 to 2020 and the Benefit Rates from April 2018 to 2019 - 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 2018 to 2019 are also listed. The Government has frozen increases on many benefit rates and you may see no increase for 2019 to 2020.

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
2018 - 2019
Rates
2019 - 2020

Industrial Death Benefit

Widow's pension
higher rate 125.95 129.20
lower rate 37.79 38.76
Widower's pension 125.95 129.20

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (more information)

Standard Rate
100% 174.80 179.00
90% 157.32 161.10
80% 139.84 143.20
70% 122.36 125.30
60% 104.88 107.40
50% 87.40 89.50
40% 69.92 71.60
30% 52.44 53.70
20% 34.96 35.80
Maximum life gratuity (lump sum) 11600.00 11880.00
Unemployability Supplement
increase for early incapacity 108.05 110.65
higher rate 22.35 22.90
middle rate 14.40 14.70
lower rate 7.20 7.35
Maximum reduced earnings allowance 69.92 71.60
Maximum retirement allowance 17.48 17.90

Constant Attendance Allowance (more information)

exceptional rate 139.80 143.20
intermediate rate 104.85 107.40
normal maximum rate 69.90 71.60
part-time rate 34.95 35.80
Exceptionally severe disablement allowance 69.90 71.60

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 89.90 94.15
couple 133.95 140.40
disability
single 33.55 34.35
couple 47.80 48.95
enhanced disability
single 16.40 16.80
disabled child 25.48 26.04
couple 23.55 24.10
severe disability
single 64.30 65.85
couple (lower rate) 64.30 65.85
couple (higher rate) 128.60 131.70
disabled child 62.86 64.19
carer 36.00 36.85
Prescribed sum for strikers 40.50 40.50

Maternity Allowance

Standard rate 145.18 148.68
MA threshold 30.00 30.00

Pension Credit (more information)

Standard minimum guarantee
single 163.00 167.25
couple 248.80 255.25
Additional amount for severe disability
single 64.30 65.85
couple (one qualifies) 64.30 65.85
couple (both qualify) 128.60 131.70
Additional amount for carers 36.00 36.85
Savings credit
threshold - single 140.67 144.38
threshold - couple 223.82 229.67
maximum - single 13.40 13.72
maximum - couple 14.99 15.35
Amount for claimant and first spouse in a polygamous marriage 248.80 255.25
Additional amount for additional spouse 85.80 88.00
Non-State Pensions (for Pension Credit Purposes)
Statutory minimum increase to non-state pensions 3.00% 2.40%
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 77.65 79.50
Age-related addition (from Dec 90)
Higher rate 11.60 11.90
Middle rate 6.45 6.60
Lower rate 6.45 6.60

State Pension

New State Pension
Full rate 164.35 164.35
Transitional rate below full rate 3.0085% 2.5859%
Protected Payment 3.00% 2.40%
Increments - own (based on deferred new State Pension) 3.00% 2.40%
Increments - inherited (based on deferred old State Pension) 3.00% 2.40%
Old State Pension
Category A or B basic pension 125.95 129.20
Category B (lower) - spouse or civil partner's insurance 75.50 77.45
Category C or D - non-contributory 75.50 77.45
additional pension 3.00% 2.40%
Maximum additional pension (own + inherited) 172.28 176.41
increments to:-
Basic pension 3.00% 2.40%
Additional pension 3.00% 2.40%
Graduated Retirement Benefit (GRB) 3.00% 2.40%
inheritable lump sum 3.00% 2.40%
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 3.00% 2.40%
Graduated Retirement Benefit (unit) 0.1383 0.1416
increase on long term incapacity for age 3.00% 2.40%
Addition at age 80 0.25 0.25
Increase of long-term incapacity for age
higher rate 22.35 22.90
lower rate 11.25 11.50
Invalidity Allowance (Transitional) for State Pension recipients
higher rate 22.35 22.90
middle rate 14.40 14.70
lower rate 7.20 7.35

Statutory Adoption Pay

Earnings threshold 116.00 118.00
Standard rate 145.18 148.68

Statutory Maternity Pay

Earnings threshold 116.00 118.00
Standard rate 145.18 148.68

Statutory Paternity

Earnings threshold 116.00 118.00
Standard rate 145.18 148.68

Statutory Shared Parental Pay

Earnings threshold 116.00 118.00
Standard rate 145.18 148.68

Statutory Sick Pay (more information)

Earnings threshold 116.00 118.00
Standard rate 92.05 94.25
Tax credits calculator - To find out how much you may get.
This tax credits 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 117.10 119.90

Widow's pension (more information)

standard rate 117.10 119.90
age-related
age 54 (49) 108.90 111.51
53 (48) 100.71 103.11
52 (47) 92.51 94.72
51 (46) 84.31 86.33
50 (45) 76.12 77.94
49 (44) 67.92 69.54
48 (43) 59.72 61.15
47 (42) 51.52 52.76
46 (41) 43.33 44.36
45 (40 35.13 35.97
Note: For deaths occuring before 11 April 1988 refer to age-points shown in brackets.
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