Benefits Table - April 2018/2019
Basic State Retirement Pension
|Age Addition over 80 years||£0.25|
|New State Pension||£168.60|
|Carer||£66.15 (payable only if not earning more than £123/wk after deductions)|
|Couple Standard Amount||£255.25|
|Single Savings Credit Threshold||£144.38|
|Single Savings Credit Maximum||£13.72|
|Couple Savings Credit Threshold||£229.67|
|Couple Savings Credit Maximum||£15.35|
Severe Disability Premium
Capital Allowances (disregarded for Pension Credit)
|Living at home||£10,000|
|Living in a care home||£10,000|
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) being phased out from March '13, being replaced by Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Daily Living Component
Funded Nursing Care - (formerly RNCC)
England (paid by NHS)
£165.56 - or for those currently on high band £227.77
Wales (paid by the local Health Board
£168.87- any increase is at the discretion of the local Health Boards
Northern Ireland (paid by the Health & Social Care Trust)
Scotland (paid by the Local Authority)
Local Authority Support Thresholds
£50,000 for residential care and
£24,000 for non-residential care.
Care is funded when capital is below these limits.
Contribution rate £1 per £250 between upper and lower limits
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