Benefits Table - April 2019/2020 (amounts paid per week)

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 on high band rate pre 1/10/07 £227.77

Wales (paid by the local Health Board

£167.87- 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