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Benefit rates 2020-21


As the financial year comes to an end, the proposed updated rates for benefit payments for 2020/2021 have been released.


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.


Rates are on a weekly bass unless otherwise shown.


Attendance Allowance


Higher rate - £89.15

Lower rate - £59.70


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 - £67.25

*Extra additions are available for some existing claimants


Disability Living Allowance


Care component highest - £89.15

Mobility component highest - £62.25


Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) (contributory)


Personal allowance over 25 - £74.35

*Extra premiums are available for Income-related ESA


Incapacity Benefit


Long term - £114.15

*Extra increases are available


Income Support


Single over 25 - £74.35

*Extra premiums are available


Jobseeker’s Allowance


Over 25 - £74.35

*Extra premiums are available


Pension Credit


Standard single - £173.75

Standard couple - £265.20

*Additional amounts are available


Personal Independence Payment


Max enhanced (living and mobility components) - £151.40


State Pension


New state pension - £175.20

Old state pension Category A or B - £134.25

*Additional amounts are available


Statutory Maternity/Paternity Pay


Standard rate - £151.20


Statutory Sick Pay


Standard rate - £95.85


Universal Credit


(rates are monthly)

Single over 25 - £323.22

Couple over 25 - £507.37

Child element - £235.83

Work allowance (higher) - £512

Work allowance (lower) - £292

*Additional amounts are available


Widowed Parent’s Allowance


Widowed Parent's Allowance - £121.95


For any information on any of these changes, please let us know.


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