Rates and earnings limits

Current rates of Child Benefit, Carer’s Allowance, Guardian’s Allowance, Statutory Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Sick Pay, Maternity Allowance, Sure Start Maternity Grant, Healthy Start voucher, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment and Attendance Allowance.

Weekly rates of benefits and earnings limits

FromApril 2018April 2019/20
Child Benefit – eldest/only child£20.70£20.70
Child Benefit – other children£13.70£13.70
Guardian’s Allowance£17.20£17.60
Carer’s Allowance£64.60£66.15
Earnings limit for Carer’s Allowance£120.00£123.00
Statutory Sick Pay£92.05£94.25
Lower earnings limit£116.00£118.00

Other Statutory Payments

Statutory Maternity Pay

Statutory Paternity Pay

Statutory Adoption Pay

Statutory Shared Parental Pay









Maternity Allowance maximum amount£145.18£148.68
Minimum Earnings threshold for Maternity Allowance£30.00£30.00
Sure Start Maternity Grant£500.00£500.00

(Scotland only) Best Start Grant 

Birth of first child

For any subsequent children



Healthy Start voucher£3.10£3.10

Disability Living Allowance

Mobility component lower rate



Mobility component higher rate£59.75£61.20
Care component highest rate£85.60£87.65
Care component middle rate£57.30£58.70
Care component lower rate£22.65£23.20

Personal independence payment

Living component standard rate



Living component enhanced rate£85.60£87.65
Mobility component standard rate£22.65£23.20
Mobility component enhanced rate£59.75£61.20

Attendance Allowance

Lower rate



Higher rate£85.60£87.65

This advice applies in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. If you live in another part of the UK, the law may differ. Please call our helpline for more details.

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