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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