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Benefit rates 2019/20

  • 20/12/2018
  • Author:Liam.Evans@turn2us.org.uk

A list of the benefit and pension rates for 2019/20

Benefit rates 2019/20

As 2018 comes to an end, the proposed updated rates for benefit payments for 2019/2020 have been released.

Benefit rates for disability benefits and premiums, Carer’s Allowance, and all carer’s elements and premiums will increase in April 2019.

All other benefit rates have been frozen.

We still await announcements from HMRC regarding Tax Credits and Child Benefit rates. However these rates will be frozen apart from disability elements to Tax Credits

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 - £87.65
  • Lower rate - £58.70

Bereavement Benefit

  • Widowed parent’s allowance - £119.90

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 - £66.15
  • *Extra additions are available for some existing claimants

Disability Living Allowance

  • Care component highest - £87.65
  • Care component middle - £58.79
  • Care component lowest - £23.20
  • Mobility component higher - £61.20
  • Mobility component lower - £23.20

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) (contributory)

  • Personal allowance under 25 - £57.90
  • Personal allowance over 25 - £73.10
  • Component: work-related - £29.05
  • Component: support - £38.55
  • *Extra premiums are available for Income-related ESA

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 - £112.25
  • Short term lower (under pension age) - £84.65
  • Short term higher (under pension age) - £100.20
  • Short term lower (over pension age) - £107.65
  • Short term higher (over pension age) - £112.25
  • *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 - £148.68

Pension Credit

  • Standard single - £167.25
  • Standard couple - £255.25
  • *Additional amounts are available

Personal Independence Payment

  • Daily living component: enhanced - £87.65
  • Daily living component: standard - £58.70
  • Mobility component: enhanced - £61.20
  • Mobility component: standard - £23.20

Severe Disablement Allowance

  • Basic rate - £79.50
  • *Additional amounts are available

State Pension

  • New state pension - £168.60
  • Old state pension Category A - £129.20
  • Old state pension Category B, C or D - £77.45
  • *Additional amounts are available

Statutory Maternity/Paternity Pay

  • Earnings threshold - £118.00
  • Standard rate - £148.68

Statutory Sick Pay

  • Earnings threshold - £118.00
  • Standard rate - £94.25

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

Widow’s benefit

  • Widowed mother’s allowance - £119.90
  • Widow’s pension standard rate - £119.90
  • Widow’s pension (age related) - £35.97-£111.51

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

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