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Means-tested benefit rates 2020/21
 
Universal credit
Standard allowance
£pm
Single
Under 25
342.72
25 or over
409.89
Couple
Both under 25
488.59
One or both 25 or over
594.04
Elements
Eldest child
281.25
Second and each subsequent child who qualifies
235.83
Disabled child
Lower rate
128.25
Higher rate
400.29
Limited capability for work (some claims only)
128.25
Limited capability for work-related activity
341.92
Carer
162.92
Childcare costs
One child
up to £646.35
Two or more children
up to £1,108.04
Percentage of childcare costs covered
85%
 
 
 
Income support and income-based jobseeker’s allowance
Personal allowance
Single
£pw
Under 25
58.90
25 or over
74.35
Lone parent
Under 18
58.90
18 or over
74.35
Couple
Both under 18 (maximum)
89.00
One 18 or over (maximum)
116.80
Both 18 or over
116.80
Premiums
Carer
37.50
Disability
Single
34.95
Couple
49.80
Enhanced disability
Single
17.10
Couple
24.50
Severe disability
One qualifies
66.95
Two qualify
133.90
Pensioner (couple)
148.40
 
Income-related employment and support allowance
Assessment phase
 
Main phase
 
Personal allowance
 
Single
Under 25
58.90
74.35
25 or over
74.35
74.35
Lone parent
Under 18
58.90
74.35
18 or over
74.35
74.35
Couple
Both under 18 (maximum)
89.00
116.80
One or both 18 or over (maximum)
116.80
116.80
Premiums
Carer
37.50
37.50
Severe disability
One qualifies
66.95
66.95
Two qualify
133.90
133.90
Enhanced disability
Single
17.10
17.10
Couple
24.50
24.50
Pensioner
Couple, no component
148.40
148.40
Couple, work-related activity component
118.85
Couple, support group
109.20
Components
Work-related activity (some claims only)
 
29.55
Support
39.20
 
Housing benefit
Personal allowance
Single
Under 25
58.90
Under 25 (on main phase employment and support allowance)
74.35
25 or over
74.35
Lone parent
Under 18
58.90
Under 18 (on main phase employment and support allowance)
74.35
18 or over
74.35
Couple
Both under 18
89.00
Both under 18 (claimant on main phase employment and support allowance)
116.80
One or both 18 or over
116.80
Children (under 20)
68.27
Over pension age
(and not on income support, income-based jobseeker’s allowance, income-related employment and support allowance or universal credit)
Single
187.75
Couple
280.85
Premiums
Family (only pre-1 May 2016 claims with a child already in the family)
Standard rate
17.60
Some lone parents
22.20
Carer
37.50
Disability
Single
34.95
Couple
49.80
Disabled child
65.52
Severe disability
One qualifies
66.95
Two qualify
133.90
Enhanced disability
Single
17.10
Couple
24.50
Child
26.60
Components
Work-related activity (some claims only)
29.55
Support
39.20

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