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WORK AND PENSIONS

Benefit Uprating

Mr. Laxton: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list the new rates of benefit proposed from April 2002.

Mr. Darling: The information is in the table.

Rates
(Weekly rates unless otherwise shown)20012002
Attendance Allowance
higher rate55.3056.25
lower rate37.0037.65
Child Benefit
—only, elder or eldest for whom child benefit is payable (couple)15.5015.75
—only, elder or eldest for whom child benefit is payable (loneparent)17.5517.55
—each subsequent child10.3510.55
Child's Special Allowance see note on Child Dependency Increase11.3511.35
Council Tax Benefit
Personal allowances
single
18 to 2442.0042.70
25 or over53.0553.95
lone parent—18 or over53.0553.95
couple—one or both over 1883.2584.65
Dependent Children
from birth to September following 16th birthday32.9533.50
from September following 16th birthday to day before 19th birthday33.7534.30
Premiums
family14.5014.75
family (lone parent rate)22.2022.20
pensioner
single39.1044.20
couple57.3065.15
pensioner (enhanced)
single39.1044.20
couple57.3065.15
pensioner (higher)
single39.1044.20
couple57.3065.15
disability
single22.6023.00
couple32.2532.80
enhanced disability premium single rate11.0511.25
disabled child rate11.0511.25
couple rate16.0016.25
severe disability
single41.5542.25
couple (one qualifies)41.5542.25
couple (both qualify)83.1084.50
disabled child30.0035.50
carer24.4024.80
bereavement19.4521.55
Non-dependant deductions
aged 18 or over and in remunerative work
—gross income: £281 or more6.956.95
—gross income: £225—£280.995.805.80
—gross income: £131—£224.994.604.60
—gross income less than £1312.302.30
others, aged 18 or over2.302.30
Alternative maximum Council Tax Benefit
second adult on IS or JSA(ib)25% of Council Tax25% of Council Tax
second adult's gross income:
—under £13115% of Council Tax15% of Council Tax
—£131 to £1707.5% of Council Tax7.5% of Council Tax
Capital
upper limit16000.0016000.00
amount disregarded3000.003000.00
upper limit (clmt/ptner 60 or over)16000.0016000.00
amount disregarded (clmt/ptner 60 or over)6000.006000.00
child disregard3000.003000.00
upper limit of RC/NH16000.0016000.00
amount disregarded of RC/NH10000.0010000.00
Tariff income
£1 for every complete £250 or part thereof between amount of capital disregarded and capital upper limit
Earnings disregards
where disability premium awarded20.0020.00
various specified employments20.0020.00
lone parent25.0025.00
where the claimant has a partner10.0010.00
single claimant5.005.00
where carer premium awarded20.0020.00
childcare charges94.50
childcare charges (2 or more children)140.00
Other income disregards
maintenance disregard15.0015.00
war disablement pension and war widow's pension10.0010.00
certain voluntary and charitable payments20.0020.00
student loan10.0010.00
student's covenanted income5.005.00
income from boarders:
disregard the fixed amount (£20) plus
50% of the balance of the charge20.0020.00
30 Hr Adult Allowance in DPTC11.4511.65
30 Hr Adult Credit in WFTC11.4511.65
Expenses for subtenants
furnished or unfurnished4.004.00
where heating is included, additional9.559.70
Dependency Increases
Adult Dependency Increases
or spouse or person looking after children, with:
retirement pension on own insurance,43.4045.20
long term incap. benefit, unemployability supplement41.7542.45
severe disablement allowance25.0025.45
invalid care allowance24.9525.35
short-term incap. benefit if beneficiary over
pension age40.1040.80
maternity allowance/short-term incap. ben.32.5533.10
Child Dependency Increases, with:
retirement pension, widowed mothers allowance, widowed parents allowance, short-term incap. ben. at the higher rate & long term incap. ben. invalid care allowance
severe disab. allowce, higher rate industrial death benefit, unemployability supplement and short-term incap.benefit if beneficiary over pension age11.3511.35
NB—The Overlapping Benefits Regulations provide for the rate of child dependency increases, guardian's allowance and child special allowance to be adjusted where the increase allowance is payable for the eldest eligible child for whom Chb is also payable. The weekly rate of the increase allowance is reduced by the differential (less £3.50 from April 2000) between the rate of ChB payable for the oldest eligible child and that payable for a subsequent child.
Disability Living Allowance
Care Component
Highest55.3056.25
Middle37.0037.65
Lowest14.6514.90
Mobility Component
Higher38.6539.30
Lower14.6514.90
Earnings Rules
Invalid Care Allowance72.0075.00
Limit of earnings from councillor's allowance60.5066.00
Therapeutic earnings limit60.5066.00
Industrial injuries unemployability supplement permitted earnings level (annual amount)3,146.003,432.00
War pensioners' unemployability supplement permitted earnings level (annual amount)3,146.003,432.00
Adult dependency increases with
short-term incap.benefit where claimant is
(a) under pension age32.5533.10
(b) over pension age40.1040.80
maternity allowance32.5533.10
retirement pension, severe disablement allowance, unemployability supplement where dependant
(a) is living with claimant53.0553.95
(b) still qualifies for the tapered earnings rule45.0945.09
retirement pension,43.4045.20
and unemployability supplement where dependant not living with claimant41.7542.45
severe disablement allowance where dependant not living with claimant25.0025.45
invalid care allowance24.9525.35
Child dependency increases
level at which CDIs are affected earnings of claimant's spouse or partner
for first child150.00155.00
for each subsequent child20.0020.00
Guardian's Allowance11.3511.35
see note on Child Dependency Increase
Housing Benefit
Personal allowances
single
16 to 2442.0042.70
25 or over53.0553.95
lone parent
under 1842.0042.70
18 or over53.0553.95
couple
both under 1863.3564.45
one or both 18 or over83.2584.65
dependent children
from birth to September following 16th birthday32.9533.50
from Sept. following 16th birthday to day before 19th birthday33.7534.30
Premiums
family14.5014.75
family (lone parent rate)22.2022.20
pensioner
single39.1044.20
couple57.3065.15
pensioner (enhanced)
single39.1044.20
couple57.3065.15
pensioner (higher)
single39.1044.20
couple57.3065.15
disability
single22.6023.00
couple32.2532.80
enhanced disbility premium single rate11.0511.25
disabled child rate11.0511.25
couple rate16.0016.25
severe disability
single41.5542.25
couple (one qualifies)41.5542.25
couple (both qualify)83.1084.50
disabled child30.0035.50
carer24.4024.80
bereavement19.4521.55
Non-dependant deductions
rent rebates and allowances
aged 25 and over, in receipt of Income Support
or income based Job Seekers Allowance
aged 18 or over, not in remunerative work or
—gross income less than £887.407.40
aged 18 or over and in remunerative work
—gross income: less than £887.407.40
—gross income: £88 to £130.9917.0017.00
—gross income: £131 to £169.9923.3523.35
—gross income: £170 to £224.9938.2038.20
—gross income: £225 to £280.9943.5043.50
—gross income: £281 and above47.7547.75
Service charges for fuel
heating9.259.40
hot water1.151.15
lighting0.800.80
cooking1.151.15
Amount ineligible for meals
three or more meals a day
single claimant18.9519.25
each person in family aged 16 or over18.9519.25
each child under 169.559.70
less than three meals a day
single claimant12.6012.80
each person in family aged 16 or over12.6012.80
each child under 166.356.45
breakfast only—claimant and each member of family2.302.35
Capital
upper limit16,000.0016,000.00
amount disregarded3,000.003,000.00
upper limit (clmt/ptner 60 or over)16,000.0016,000.00
amount disregarded (clmt/ptner 60 or over)6,000.006,000.00
child disregard3,000.003,000.00
upper limit of RC/NH16,000.0016,000.00
amount disregarded of RC/NH10,000.0010,000.00
Tariff income
£1 for every complete £250 or part thereof between amount of capital disregarded and capital upper limit
Earnings disregards
where disability premium awarded20.0020.00
various specified employments20.0020.00
lone parent25.0025.00
where the claimant has a partner10.0010.00
single claimant5.005.00
where carer premium awarded20.0020.00
childcare charges94.50
childcare charges (2 or more children)140.00
Other income disregards
maintenance disregard15.0015.00
war disablement pension and war widow's pension10.0010.00
certain voluntary and charitable payments20.0020.00
student loan10.0010.00
student's covenanted income5.005.00
income from boarders:
disregard the fixed amount (£20) plus
50% of the balance of the charge20.0020.00
30 Hr Adult Allowance in DPTC11.45
30 Hr Adult Credit in WFTC11.45
Expenses for subtenants
furnished or unfurnished4.004.00
where heating is included, additional9.559.70
Incapacity Benefit
Long-term Incapacity Benefit69.7570.95
short-term Incapacity Benefit (under pension age)
lower rate52.6053.50
higher rate62.2063.25
short-term Incapacity Benefit (over pension age)
lower rate66.9068.05
higher rate69.7570.95
Increase of Long-term Incap. Ben for age
higher rate14.6514.90
lower rate7.357.45
Invalidity Allowance (Transitional)
higher rate14.6514.90
middle rate9.309.50
lower rate4.654.75
Income Support
Personal Allowances
single
under 18—usual rate31.9532.50
under 18—higher rate payable in specific circumstances42.0042.70
18 to 2442.0042.70
25 or over53.0553.95
lone parent
under 18—usual rate31.9532.50
under 18—higher rate payable in specific circumstances42.0042.70
18 or over53.0553.95
couple
both under 1831.9532.50
both under 18, one disabled42.0042.70
both under 18, with resp. for a child63.3564.45
one under 18, one 18–2442.0042.70
one under 18, one 25+53.0553.95
both 18 or over83.2584.65
dependent children
birth to September following 16th birthday32.9533.50
from Sept. following 16th birthday to day before 19th birthday33.7534.30
Residential Allowance
Except Greater London63.3064.40
Greater London70.4571.65
Premiums
family14.5014.75
family (lone parent rate)15.9015.90
pensioner
single39.1044.20
couple57.3065.15
pensioner (enhanced)
single39.1044.20
couple57.3065.15
pensioner (higher)
single39.1044.20
couple57.3065.15
disability
single22.6023.00
couple32.2532.80
enhanced disability premium single rate11.0511.25
disabled child rate11.0511.25
ouple rate16.0016.25
severe disability
single41.5542.25
couple (one qualifies)41.5542.25
couple (both qualify)83.1084.50
disabled child30.0035.50
carer24.4024.80
bereavement19.4521.55
Maximum amounts for accommodation and meals in
residential care homes
old age225.000.00
very dependent elderly261.000.00
mental disorder (not handicap)238.000.00
drug/alchohol dependence238.000.00
mental handicap271.000.00
physical disablement
(a) (under pension age)308.000.00
(b) (over pension age)225.000.00
others225.000.00
maximum Greater London increase47.000.00
nursing homes
mental disorder (not handicap)337.000.00
drug/alchohol dependence337.000.00
mental handicap343.000.00
terminal illness336.000.00
physical disablement
(a) (under pension age)379.000.00
(b) (over pension age)336.000.00
others (including elderly)336.000.00
maximum Greater London increase52.000.00
Amounts for meals where these cannot be purchased within the accommodation
(Daily Rate)
breakfast1.100.00
midday meal1.550.00
evening meal1.550.00
Allowances for personal expenses for claimants in
private and voluntary residential care and nursing homes
personal expenses16.050.00
dependent children
(a) under 116.250.00
(b) 11 to 159.150.00
(c) 16 to 1710.550.00
(d) age 1815.250.00
local authority (Pt III) accommodation72.5075.50
of which, Personal Expenses16.0516.80
Allowances for personal expenses for claimants in:
the Polish home Ilford Park
max amount for accommodation and meals379.00385.00
personal expenses for claimant17.3517.35
personal expenses for partner17.3517.35
personal expenses for dep children
(a) under 116.256.35
(b) 11 to 159.159.30
(c) 16 to 1710.5510.75
(d) 1815.5515.55
personal expenses allowance for claimant admitted or readmitted on or after 1 April 199516.0516.80
Housing costs
deduction for non-dependants aged 25 and over, in receipt of Income Support or income based Job Seekers Allowance
aged 18 or over, not in work or
—gross income less than £887.407.40
aged 18 or over and in remunerative work:
—gross income: £88 to £130.9917.0017.00
—gross income: £131 to £169.9923.3523.35
—gross income: £170 to £224.9938.2038.20
—gross income: £225 to £280.9943.5043.50
—gross income: £281 and abov 47.7547.75
Deduction for direct payments arrears of housing, fuel and water costs council tax and fines default, and2.702.70
deductions for child maintenance (standard)5.405.40
deductions for child maintenance (lower)2.702.70
Arrears of Community Charge
court order against claimant2.702.70
court order against couple4.204.25
Maximium rates for recovery of overpayments
ordinary overpayments8.108.10
where claimant convicted of fraud10.8010.80
Reduction in benefit for strikers28.5029.00
Capital
upper limit8,000.008,000.00
amount disregarded3,000.003,000.00
upper limit (clmt/ptner 60 or over)12,000.0012,000.00
amount disregarded (clmt/ptner 60 or over)6,000.006,000.00
child's limit3,000.003,000.00
upper limit of RC/NH16,000.0016,000.00
amt disregarded of RC/NH10,000.0010,000.00
Tariff income
£1 for every complete £250 or part thereof between amount of capital disregarded and capital upper limit
Disregards
standard earnings5.005.00
couples earnings10.0010.00
higher earnings20.0020.00
war disablement pension and war widow's pension10.0010.00
voluntary and charitable payments20.0020.00
student loan10.0010.00
student's covenanted income5.005.00
income from boarders:
disregard the fixed amount £20) plus
50% of the balance of the charge20.0020.00
Expenses for subtenants
furnished or unfurnished4.004.00
where heating is included, additional9.559.70
Industrial Death Benefit
Widow's pension
higher rate72.5075.50
lower rate21.7522.65
Widower's pension72.5075.50
Industrial Injuries Disablement Pension
8 and over, or under 18 with dependants
100%112.90114.80
90%101.61103.32
80%90.3291.84
70%79.0380.36
60%67.7468.88
50%56.4557.40
40%45.1645.92
30%33.8734.44
20%22.5822.96
Under 18
100%69.1570.35
90%62.2463.32
80%55.3256.28
70%48.4149.25
60%41.4942.21
50%34.5835.18
40%27.6628.14
30%20.7521.11
20%13.8314.07
Maximum life gratuity (lump sum)7,500.007,630.00
Unemployability Supplement69.7570.95
plus where appropriate an increase for early incapacity
higher rate14.6514.90
middle rate9.309.50
lower rate4.654.75
Maximum reduced earnings allowance45.1645.92
Maximum retirement allowance11.2911.48
Constant attendance allowance
exceptional rate90.4092.00
intermediate rate67.8069.00
normal maximum rate45.2046.00
part-time rate22.6023.00
Exceptionally severe disablement allowance45.2046.00
Invalid Care Allowance41.7542.45
Jobseekers Allowance
Contribution based JSA—Pers. rates
under 1831.9532.50
18 to 2442.0042.70
25 or over53.0553.95
Income-based JSA—pers. allowances
under 1831.9532.50
18 to 2442.0042.70
25 or over53.0553.95
lone parent
under 18—usual rate31.9532.50
under 18—higher rate payable
in specific circumstances42.0042.70
18 or over53.0553.95
couple
both under 1831.9532.50
both under 18, one disabled42.0042.70
both under 18, with resp. for a child63.3564.45
one under 18, one 18–2442.0042.70
one under 18, one 25+53.0553.95
both 18 or over83.2584.65
dependent children
from birth to September following 16th birthday32.9533.50
from Sept. following 16th birthday to day before 19th birthday33.7534.30
Residential Allowance
except Greater London63.3064.40
Greater London70.4571.65
Premiums
family14.5014.75
family (lone parent rate)15.9015.90
pensioner
single39.1044.20
couple57.3065.15
ensioner (enhanced)
couple57.3065.15
pensioner (higher)
single39.1044.20
couple57.3065.15
disability
single22.6023.00
couple32.2532.80
enhanced disability premium single rate11.0511.25
disabled child rate11.0511.25
couple rate16.0016.25
severe disability
single41.5542.25
couple (one qualifies)41.5542.25
couple (both qualify)83.1084.50
disabled child30.0035.50
carer24.4024.80
bereavement19.4521.55
Maximum amounts for accommodation and meals in
residential care homes
mental disorder (not handicap)238.000.00
drug/alchohol dependence238.000.00
mental handicap271.000.00
physical disablement
(a) (under pension age)308.000.00
others225.000.00
maximum Greater London increase47.000.00
nursing homes
mental disorder (not handicap)337.000.00
drug/alchohol dependence337.000.00
mental handicap343.000.00
terminal illness336.000.00
physical disablement
(a) (under pension age)379.000.00
others (including elderly)336.000.00
maximum Greater London increase52.000.00
Amounts for meals where these cannot be purchased within the accommodation
(Daily Rate)
breakfast1.100.00
midday meal1.550.00
evening meal1.550.00
Allowances for personal expenses for claimants in
private and voluntary residential care and nursing homes
personal expenses16.050.00
dependent children
(a) under 116.250.00
(b) 11 to 159.150.00
(c) 16 to 1710.550.00
(d) age 1815.250.00
local authority (Pt III) accommodation72.5075.50
of which, Personal Expenses16.0516.80
Housing costs
deduction for non-dependants aged 25 and over, in receipt of Income Support
or income based Job Seekers Allowance aged 18 or over, not in remunerative work or
—gross income less than £887.407.40
aged 18 or over and in remunerative work
—gross income: less than £887.407.40
—gross income: £88 to £130.9917.0017.00
—gross income: £131 to £169.9923.3523.35
—gross income: £170 to £224.9938.2038.20
—gross income: £225 to £280.9943.5043.50
—gross income: £281 and above47.7547.75
Deduction for direct payments Deductions from JSA (IB) arrears of housing, fuel and water costs council tax and fines default, and2.702.70
Deductions for Child Maintenance
deductions for child maintenance (standard)5.405.40
deductions for child maintenance (lower)2.702.70
Arrears of Community Charge
court order against claimant2.702.70
court order against couple4.204.25
Deductions from JSA (Cont.)
Arrears of Comm. Charge, Council Tax, fines & overpayment recovery
Age 16–1710.6510.83
Age 18–2414.0014.23
Age 25+17.6817.98
Max. dedn for arrears of Child Supp Maintenance
Age 16–1710.6510.83
Age 18–2414.0014.23
Age 25+17.6817.98
Maximium rates for recovery of overpayments in JSA(ib)
ordinary overpayments8.108.10
where claimant convicted of fraud10.8010.80
Reduction in benefit for strikers28.5029.00
Capital
upper limit8,000.008,000.00
amount disregarded3,000.003,000.00
child's limit3,000.003,000.00
upper limit of RC/NH16,000.0016,000.00
amount disregarded of RC/NH10,000.0010,000.00
upper limit (clmt/ptner 60 or over)12,000.0012,000.00
amount disregarded (clmt/ptner 60 or over)6,000.006,000.00
Tariff income
£1 for every complete £250 or part thereof between amount of capital disregarded and capital upper limit
Disregards
standard earnings5.005.00
couples earnings10.0010.00
higher earnings20.0020.00
war disablement pension and war widow's pension10.0010.00
voluntary and charitable payments20.0020.00
student loan10.0010.00
student's covenanted income5.005.00
income from boarders:
disregard the fixed amount (£20) plus
50% of the balance of the charge20.0020.00
Expenses for subtenants
furnished or unfurnished4.004.00
where heating is included, additional9.559.70
Maternity Allowance
New standard rate62.2075.00
MA threshold30.0030.00
Pneumoconiosis, Byssinosis, and Miscellaneous Diseases Scheme and the Workmen's Compensation (Supplementation)
Total disablement allowance and major incapacity allowance (maximum)112.90114.80
Partial disablement allowance41.7542.45
Unemployability supplement69.7570.95
plus where appropriate increases for early incapacity
higher rate14.6514.90
middle rate9.309.50
lower rate4.654.75
Constant attendance allowance
exceptional rate90.4092.00
intermediate rate67.8069.00
normal maximum rate45.2046.00
part-time rate22.6023.00
Exceptionally severe disablement allowance45.2046.00
Lesser incapacity allowance
maximum rate of allowance41.7542.45
based on loss of earnings over55.3056.25
Retirement Pension
Category A or B72.5075.50
Category B(lower)—husband's insurance43.4045.20
Category C or D —non-contributory43.4045.20
Category C(lower)—non-contributory25.9527.00
Additional pensionIncrease by:1.7%
Increments to:—Increase by:
Basic pension4.1%
Additional pension1.7%
Contracted out deductions (CODs) (Pre Apr '88 earnings)1.7%
Graduated Retirement Benefit (GRB)1.7%
Increments to CODs (Apr.88—Apr. 97 earngs)Nil
[3.0% paid by schemes]
Graduated Retirement Benefit (unit)(pence)9.069.21
Graduated Retirement Benefit (Inherited)Increase by:1.7%
Addition at age 800.250.25
Severe Disablement Allowance
Basic rate42.1542.85
Age-related addition (from Dec 90)
Higher rate14.6514.90
Middle rate9.309.50
Lower rate4.654.75
Statutory Maternity Pay
Earnings threshold72.0075.00
Lower rate62.2075.00
Statutory Sick Pay
Earnings threshold72.0075.00
Standard rate62.2063.25
Widow's Benefit
Widowed mother's allowance72.5075.50
Widow's pension
standard rate72.5075.50
age-related
age 54 (49)67.4370.22
53 (48)62.3564.93
52 (47)57.2859.65
51 (46)52.2054.36
50 (45)47.1349.08
49 (44)42.0543.79
48 (43)36.9838.51
47 (42)31.9033.22
46 (41)26.8327.94
45 (40)21.7522.65
Note: For deaths occurring before 11 April 1988 refer to age-points shown in brackets.
Bereavement Benefit
Bereavement payment (lump sum)2000.002000.00
Widowed parent's allowance72.5075.50
Bereavement Allowance
standard rate72.5075.50
age-related
age 5467.4370.22
5362.3564.93
5257.2859.65
5152.2054.36
5047.1349.08
4942.0543.79
4836.9838.51
4731.9033.22
4626.8327.94
4521.7522.65


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