Benefits Table - April 2023/24 (amounts paid per week)

Basic State Retirement Pension

Single £156.20
Spouse £93.60
Age Addition over 80 years £0.25
New State Pension £203.85

Attendance Allowance

Higher Rate £101.75
Lower Rate £68.10

Carers Allowance

Carer £76.75 (payable only if not earning more than £139/wk after deductions)

Pension Credit

Standard Amount £201.05
Couple Standard Amount £306.85
Single Savings Credit Threshold £174.49
Single Savings Credit Maximum £15.94
Couple Savings Credit Threshold £277.12
Couple Savings Credit Maximum £17.84

Severe Disability Premium

Individuals £76.40
Couple (both) £152.80
Carer £42.75

Capital Allowances (disregarded for Pension Credit)

Living at home £10,000
Living in a care home £10,000

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) was phased out from March '13 and replaced by Personal Independence Payment (PIP) in all areas except for Northern Ireland.

Care Component

High £101.75
Middle £68.10
Low £26.90

Mobility Component

High £71.00
Low £26.90

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Daily Living Component

Enhanced £101.75
Standard £68.10

Mobility Component

Enhanced £71.00
Standard £26.90

Funded Nursing Care - (formerly RNCC)

England (paid by NHS)

£219.71 - or for those on high band rate pre 1/10/07 - £302.25

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 £233.10
Nursing Care £104.90
Personal & Nursing Care £338.00

Local Authority Support Thresholds


Upper Limit £23,250
Lower Limit £14,250
Personal allowance £28.25


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 £35.00

Northern Ireland

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


Upper Limit £32,750
Lower Limit £20,250
Personal allowance £32.65

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