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Universal credit rates 2021/22
Standard allowance
£pm
£pm (October 2021)
Note: the amounts are expected to reduce from October 2021 to the rates in the October 2021 column.
Single
Under 25
344.00
257.33
 
25 or over
411.51
324.84
Couple
Both under 25
490.60
403.93
 
One or both 25 or over
596.58
509.91
Elements
First child (if born before 6 April 2017)
 
282.50
First child (if born on or after 6 April 2017), second child and each subsequent child who qualifies
 
237.08
Disabled child addition
Lower rate
128.89
 
Higher rate
402.41
Limited capability for work (some claims only)
 
128.89
Limited capability for work-related activity
 
343.63
Carer
 
163.73
Childcare costs
One child
up to 646.35
 
Two or more children
up to 1,108.04
 
Percentage covered
85%
Capital limits
Lower
Upper
 
6,000
16,000
Tariff income: £4.35 per £250 between lower and upper limits

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