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Current Benefits

Benefits Table - April 2019/2020

Basic State Retirement Pension

Single        £129.20
Couple      £206.65
Age Addition over 80 years £0.25
New State Pension £168.60

Attendance Allowance
Higher Rate      £87.65
Lower Rate       £58.70

Carers Allowance
Carer       £66.15
(payable only if not earning more than £123/wk after deductions)

Pension Credit                                    
Standard Amount                               £167.25
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  

Individuals       £65.85
Couple (both)  £131.70
Carer                  £36.85

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)

Care Component
High                       £87.65
Middle                    £58.70
Low                         £23.20
Mobility Component
High                       £61.20
Low                        £23.20

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Daily Living Component
Enhanced              £87.65
Standard                £58.70
Mobility Component
Enhanced              £61.20
Standard                £23.20

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)  
Personal Care      £177.00
Nursing Care       £80.00

Local Authority Support Thresholds


Upper Limit  £23,250
Lower Limit  £14,250

Personal allowance    £24.90


Upper Limit  £50,000 for residential care and £24,000 for non-residential care
Care is funded when capital is below these limits

Personal allowance  £29.50

Northern Ireland  

Upper Limit  £23,250
Lower Limit  £14,250

Personal allowance    £24.90


Upper Limit  £28.000
Lower Limit  £17,500

Personal allowance    £27.75

Contribution rate £1 per £250 between upper and lower limits


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