New Benefit Rates from April 1st 2019

  (Weekly rates unless otherwise shown)                    2018                                           2019
ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE                            higher rate £85.60                                      £87.65  
                                                                            lower rate  £57.30                                      £58.70

BEREAVEMENT BENEFIT

(for deaths between 11 April 1998 & 5 April 2017)
Widowed Parents Allowance                                              £117.10                                    £119.90


BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT PAYMENT

(for deaths occurring on or after 6 April 2017)
   Standard rate (lump sum)                                             £2500.00                           £2500.00
Standard rate monthly payments                                      £100.00                              £100.00 Higher rate (lump sum)                                                      £3500.00                           £3500.00 Higher rate monthly payments                                           £350.00                             £350.00

BENEFIT CAP -
Rates introduced November 2016
Reduction in annual level of Benefit Cap (Greater London)
Couples (with or without children)

or single claimants with a child of qualifying age
                                                                                                  £23000.00                    £23000.00

 

Single adult households without children                        £15410.00                     £15410.00

 

Reduction in annual level of Benefit Cap

(Rest of Great Britain)

Couples (with or without children)

or single claimants with a child of qualifying age
                                                                                                  £20000.00              £20000.00 

Single adult households without children                        £13400.00                £13400.00 

Monthly equivalent
(Greater London)
Couples (with or without children)

or single claimants with a child of qualifying age  
                                                                                                   £1916.67                    £1916.67       Single adult households without children                         £1284.17                   £1284.17 

Monthly equivalent (Rest of Great Britain)
Couples (with or without children)

or single claimants with a child of qualifying age    
                                                                                                    £1666.67                 £1666.67         Single adult households without children                          £1116.67                  £1116.67

Weekly equivalent (Greater London)
Couples (with or without children)                                                                                                    or single claimants with a child of qualifying age      
                                                                                                     £442.31                      £442.31                 Single adult households without children                           £296.35                      £296.35 

Weekly equivalent (Rest of Great Britain)
Couples (with or without children) or

single claimants with a child of qualifying age     
                                                                                                    £384.62                     £384.62                  Single adult households without children                          £257.69                   £257.69 

CARER'S ALLOWANCE                                                                £64.60                     £66.15 


DEDUCTIONS - rules common to Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Pension Credit and Housing Benefit unless stated otherwise Non-dependant deductions from housing benefit and from IS, JSA(IB), ESA(IR) and Pension Credit
aged 25 and over in receipt of IS and JSA(IB),

or any age in receipt of main phase ESA(IR),

aged 18 or over, not in remunerative work                             £15.25                  £15.60 

aged 18 or over and in remunerative work gross income:
less than £143                                                                                £15.25                  £15.60            

 

gross income: £143 to £208.99                                                     £35.00                £35.85                  gross income: £209 to £271.99                                                     £48.05                 £49.20
gross income: £272 to £362.99                                                     £78.65                 £80.55                   gross income: £363 to £450.99                                                     £89.55                 £91.70                  gross income: £451 and above                                                     £98.30                £100.65 

DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE
Care Component Highest                                                              £85.60              £87.65               Middle                                                                                             £57.30               £58.70             Lowest                                                                                              £22.65               £23.20                     Mobility Component Higher                                                        £59.75               £61.20 
Lower                                                                                               £22.65               £23.20 

EARNINGS RULES 
Carer's Allowance                                                                          £120.00              £123.00                     Limit of earnings from councillor's allowance                       £125.50              £131.50 Permitted work earnings limit -
higher                                                                                                £125.50             £131.50  -               lower                                                                                                   £20.00            £20.00   

 

Industrial injuries
unemployability supplement                                                      £6526.00        £6838.00

permitted earnings level (annual amount)
Earnings level at which adult dependency (ADI) increases are affected with: short-term incapacity benefit where claimant is
(a) under state pension age                                                          £49.60            £50.80 (b) over state pension age                                                                            £61.30             £62.75 

EMPLOYMENT AND SUPPORT ALLOWANCE
Personal Allowances Single 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 with child                                                                £87.50          £87.50                         both under 18 (main phase)                                                           £73.10           £73.10                        both under 18 with child (main phase)                                       £114.85         £114.85                      one 18 or over, one under 18 (certain conditions apply)           £114.85         £114.85                        both over 18                                                                                      £114.85         £114.85                          claimant under 25, partner under 18                                        £57.90           £57.90        claimant 25 or over, partner under 18                                        £73.10            £73.10          claimant (main phase), partner under 18                                  £73.10             £73.10 


Premiums
enhanced disability single                                                             £16.40             £16.80                      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                      carer                                                                                                    £36.00           £36.85 
Components
Work-related Activity                                                                      £29.05            £29.05       Support                                                                                               £37.65             £38.55 

PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT
Daily living component
Enhanced                                                                                            £85.60           £87.65                  Standard                                                                                              £57.30            £58.70                    Mobility component
Enhanced                                                                                              59.75            £61.20                  Standard                                                                                              £22.65          £23.20