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Other means-tested benefit rates 2021/22
Income support/income-based jobseeker’s allowance
Personal allowances
£pw
Single
Under 25
59.20
25 or over
74.70
Lone parent
Under 18
59.20
 
18 or over
74.70
Couple
Both under 18 (maximum)
59.20
 
One 18 or over (maximum)
117.40
 
Both 18 or over
117.40
Premiums
Carer
 
37.70
Disability
Single
35.10
 
Couple
50.05
Enhanced disability
Single
17.20
 
Couple
24.60
Severe disability
One qualifies
67.30
Two qualify
134.60
 
 
 
Income-related employment and support allowance
Assessment phase
Main phase
Personal allowances
Single Under 25
59.20
74.70
25 or over
74.70
74.70
Lone parent Under 18
59.20
74.70
18 or over
74.70
74.70
Couple One or both under 18
59.20–117.40
74.70–117.40
Both 18 or over
117.40
117.40
Components
 
 
Work-related activity
29.70
Support
39.40
Premiums
Carer
37.70
37.70
Severe disability (one qualifies)
67.30
67.30
Severe disability (two qualify)
134.60
134.60
Enhanced disability Single
17.20
17.20
Couple
24.60
24.60
Pensioner
Couple, no component
152.90
Couple, work-related activity component
123.20
Couple, support component
113.50
 
 
 
Housing benefit
Personal allowances
Single
Under 25
59.20
 
Under 25 (on main phase ESA)
74.70
 
25 or over
74.70
Lone parent
Under 18
59.20
 
Under 18 (on main phase ESA)
74.70
 
18 or over
74.70
Couple
Both under 18
89.45
Both under 18 (claimant on main phase ESA)
117.40
 
One or both 18 or over
117.40
Dependent children
Under 20
68.60
Pension age (and claimant/partner not on IS, income-based JSA, income-related ESA or UC)
Single (reached pension age before 1 April 2021)
191.15
Single (reached pension age on or after 1 April 2021)
177.10
 
Couple (one or both reached pension age before 1 April 2021)
286.05
Couple (both reached pension age on or after 1 April 2021)
270.30
Components
Work-related activity
29.70
Support
39.40
Premiums
Carer
 
37.70
Disability
Single
35.10
 
Couple
50.05
Disabled child
 
65.94
Enhanced disability
Single
17.20
 
Couple
24.60
 
Child
26.67
Severe disability
One qualifies
67.30
 
Two qualify
134.60
Family
Ordinary rate
17.65
 
Some lone parents
22.20
 
Tariff income: £1 per £250 between lower and upper limits;
 
£1 per £500 for those over pension age
No upper limit or tariff income for those on pension credit guarantee credit
Scotland-only payments
Best Start grant
Pregnancy and baby payment (lump sum)
First child
606.00
Any subsequent child
303.00
Early learning payment (lump sum)
 
252.50
School-age payment (lump sum)
252.50
Child winter heating assistance (lump sum)
202.00
Scottish child payment
10.00
 
 
 

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