Social Security and Other Rates

2019/20 social security rates not yet published. These are the rates at 29/10/18.

Weekly rates and taxable unless stated otherwise. Benefits marked † below are affected by the phasing in of Universal Credit.

Attendance Allowance (non-taxable benefit)  
Higher rate £85.60 Lower rate £57.30
Carer’s Allowance £64.60
Employment and Support Allowance  
13-week assessment phase    
Aged under 25: up to £57.90 Aged 25 or over: up to £73.10
From week 14 after Work Capability Assessment if eligible    
In Work Related Activity Group up to £102.15
In Support Group up to £110.75
Statutory Pay Rates Average weekly pay £116 or over
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) standard rate £92.05
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)/Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP)
First 6 weeks – 90% of average weekly pay
Next 33 weeks – 90% of average weekly pay up to £145.18
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP) 90% of average weekly pay up to £145.18
Shared Parental Pay (ShPP)up to 37 weeks 90% of average weekly pay up to £145.18
Child Benefit (see ‘High Income Charge’)  
Child benefit, first or only child £20.70 weekly
Child benefit, each subsequent child £13.70 weekly
Jobseeker’s Allowance  
Aged under 25 – £57.90 Aged 25 or over – £73.10
National Minimum and National Living Wage (per hour) 1/4/19 – 31/3/20
Aged 25 and over (NLW) £8.21
Age 21 – 24 (NMW) £7.70
Aged 18-20 (NMW) £6.15
Aged under 18 (NMW) £4.35
Apprentice (NMW) £3.90
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