Benefits Table - April 2020/2021 (amounts paid per week)

Basic State Retirement Pension

Single £134.25
Couple £214.70
Age Addition over 80 years £0.25
New State Pension £175.20

Attendance Allowance

Higher Rate £89.15
Lower Rate £59.70

Carers Allowance

Carer £67.25 (payable only if not earning more than £128/wk after deductions)

Pension Credit

Standard Amount £173.75
Couple Standard Amount £265.20
Single Savings Credit Threshold £150.47
Single Savings Credit Maximum £13.97
Couple Savings Credit Threshold £239.17
Couple Savings Credit Maximum £15.62

Severe Disability Premium

Individuals £66.95
Couple (both) £133.90
Carer £37.50

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 £89.15
Middle £59.70
Low £23.60

Mobility Component

High £62.25
Low £23.60

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Daily Living Component

Enhanced £89.15
Standard £59.70

Mobility Component

Enhanced £62.25
Standard £23.60

Funded Nursing Care - (formerly RNCC)

England (paid by NHS)

£183.92 - or for those on high band rate pre 1/10/07 £253.02

Wales (paid by the local Health Board

£179.97- 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 £180.00
Nursing Care £81.00
Personal & Nursing Care £261.00

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.
Minimum Income Amount £32.00

Northern Ireland

Upper Limit £23,250
Lower Limit £14,250
Personal allowance £27.19


Upper Limit £28,500
Lower Limit £18,000
Personal allowance £28.75

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