Means Tested Benefits (Updated April 2010)

Means tested Benefits:

Income Support

£ per week

Personal Allowances

Single person aged 16 – 24 51.85
25 or over 65.45
Lone parent Under 18 (usual rate) 51.85
18 or over 65.45
Couples Both under 18 78.30
Both / one over 18 102.75
Dependent children  * Aged   0 – 1 68.07*
Aged   1 – 20                        57.57*
Maintenance Paid ?              Now Fully Disregard

Premiums

Family: ordinary rate 17.40*
Disability: single 28.00
Disability: couple 39.85
Check qualifying age ? Pensioner: single 67.15
Check qualifying age ? Pensioner: couples 99.65
Enhanced disability
Single person 13.65
Couple 19.65
Child 21.00*
Severe disability:
One  Qualify Single rate 53.65
Both Qualify Couple rate 107.30
Disabled child 52.08*
Carer 30.05

Employment Support Allowance

Basic Award:                 Single £  65.45 Couples £  102.75

Work Related                                £  91.40 £  128.70

Support Component                   £ 110.50 £  153.80

Pension Credits (Minimum weekly amounts)
Single 132.60 Check ages? Couples 202.40
Disabled, Carers, Mortgages etc would get more so check

Saving Credit Threshold

Maximum savings amount wk

Single 98.40 Single 20.52
Couple 157.25 Couple 27.09
Income Based Jobseekers  (As Income Support)
Housing / Council Tax       (As above except)
Single 65 + 153.15 Family premium: lone 22.20
Couple one 65 + 229.50
Check for full Child Benefit & Child Maintenance Disregards
Maternity Grant Health / Pregnancy £190 Sure Start £500

Cold Weather Payment

£25

Working Tax Credit                          (Per Annum)     Child Tax Credit

£6,420   ( Then 39%)                               Thresholds  (Then 39%)    £16.190

Elements

Basic £1,920

Family £545
30 + Hours                    £790 Baby                             £545
Couple/Lone Parent £1,890 Child (each)              £2,300
Disability                   £2,570 Disability                   £2,715
Severe Disability       £1,095 Severe Disability       £1,095
50+ Over 30 Hours   £1,965
50+ (16 – 29 Hours)  £1,320

Childcare = 80%     (1 Child £175)        (2 + Children £300)

New £25,000 earnings disregard applies

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