New benefits rates for April 2019


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

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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 parent’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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