Benefit rates and earnings limits

Last updated: 5 May 2022

Current rates of some of the main benefits we cover. The table doesn’t include rates of Universal Credit, Tax Credits or other income-related benefits.

Weekly rates of benefits and earnings limits

FromApril 2021/22April 2022/23
Child Benefit – eldest/only child£21.15£21.80
Child Benefit – other children£14.00£14.45
Guardian’s Allowance£18.00£18.55
Carer’s Allowance£67.60£69.70
Earnings limit for Carer’s Allowance£128.00£132.00
Statutory Sick Pay£96.35£99.35
Lower earnings limit (LEL)   

 

(you only actually pay national insurance at a higher level of earnings, but the LEL is important for checking your entitlement to statutory payments and contributory benefits)

£120.00£123.00
Other Statutory Payments    

Statutory Maternity Pay

Statutory Paternity Pay

Statutory Adoption Pay

Statutory Shared Parental Pay

Parental Bereavement Pay

  

£151.97  

£151.97

£151.97

£151.97

£151.97

  

£156.66  

£156.66

£156.66

£156.66

£156.66

Maternity Allowance Maximum Amount£151.97£156.66
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

£600    

£300

£600    

£300

Healthy Start voucher£4.25£4.25 
Best Start foods (higher amount whilst child under 1)£4.25/£8.50£4.25/£8.50 
Disability Living Allowance    

Mobility component lower rate

£23.70£24.45 
Mobility component higher rate£62.55£64.50 
Care component highest rate£89.60£92.40 
Care component middle rate£60.00£61.85 
Care component lower rate£23.70£24.45 
(Scotland only) Child Disability Payment  

Mobility component lower rate

£23.70£24.45 
Mobility component higher rate£62.55£64.50 
Care component highest rate£89.60£92.40 
Care component middle rate£60.00£61.85 
Care component lower rate£23.70£24.45 
Personal Independence Payment    

Daily living component standard rate

£60.00£61.85 
Daily living component enhanced rate£89.60£92.40 
Mobility component standard rate£23.70£24.45 
Mobility component enhanced rate£62.55£64.50 
(Scotland only) Adult Disability Payment  

Daily living component standard rate

£60.00£61.85 
Daily living component enhanced rate£89.60£92.40 
Mobility component standard rate£23.70£24.45 
Mobility component enhanced rate£62.55£64.50 
Attendance Allowance    

Lower rate

£60.00£61.85 
Higher rate£89.60£92.40 

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