State pension, PIP, Universal Credit: All the benefits that have increased TODAY

State pension: Pensioners discuss impact of inflation

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State Pension, Personal Independence Payment (PIP), and Universal Credit have risen by more than three percent, along with a number of other benefits and payments. The payment rate changes were approved earlier in February, following calls on the Government to increase benefits in line with the climbing rate of inflation. Larger sums will be paid out to millions of Britons, but which benefits are included in the rise? These are all the DWP payments which have increased from Monday, April 11.

The Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed that a number of payments and benefits will increase from today – Monday, April 11.

A rise of 3.1 percent will be applied to the existing amounts paid for:

  • Universal Credit
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Housing Benefit
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Maternity Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • State Pension
  • Widow’s Pension
  • Statutory sick Pay
  • Statutory Bereavement Pay

What are the new rates for DWP payments?

Higher payments will be in place from 2022 to 2023 in order to help households across the UK contend with the increasing cost of living.

While the inflated rates take effect from today, it’s worth noting that benefit payments are paid up to four weeks in arrears – so the increase may not be seen immediately.

The new weekly rates for DWP payments are as follows:

Personal Independence Payments (PIP)

  • Standard Daily Living Component: £61.85 (from £60.00)
  • Enhanced Daily Living Component: £92.40 (from £89.60)
  • Standard Mobility Component: £24.45 (from £23.70)
  • Enhanced Mobility Component: £64.50 (from £62.55)

Universal Credit (monthly rates)

  • Single under 25: £265.31 (from £257.33)
  • Single 25 or over: £334.91 (from £324.84)
  • Joint claimants both under 25: £416.45 (from £403.93)
  • Joint claimants, one or both 25 or over: £525.72 (from £509.91)
  • First child (born before April 6, 2017): £290.00 (from £282.60)
  • First child (born on or after April 6, 2017, second child and subsequent child (where an exception or transitional provision applies) : £244.58 (from £237.08)

Jobseeker’s Allowance

Contributions based

  • Under 25: £61.05 (from £59.20)
  • 25 or over: £77.00 (from £74.70)

Income-based

  • Under 25: £61.05 (from £59.20)
  • 25 or over: £77.00 (from £74.70)

State Pension

  • Full New State Pension: £185.15 (from £179.60)
  • Basic Old State Pension (Category A or B): £141.85 (from £137.60)

Pension Credit

  • Single: £182.60 (from £177.10)
  • Couple: £278.70 (from £270.30)

Widow’s Pension

Standard rate: £126.35 (from £122.55)

Carer’s Allowance

  • April 2022 rate: £69.70 (from £67.60)

Disability Living Allowance

Care Component

  • Highest: £92.40 (from £89.60)
  • Middle: £61.85 (from £60.00)
  • Lowest: £24.45 (from £23.70)

Mobility component

  • Higher: £64.50 (from £62.55)
  • Lower: £24.45 (from £23.70)

Attendance Allowance

  • Higher rate: £92.40 (from £89.60)
  • Lower rate: £61.85 (from £60.00)

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

  • Under 25: £61.05 (from £59.20)
  • 25 or over: £77.00 (from £74.70)
  • Main phase ESA: £77.00 (from £74.70)

Housing Benefit

  • Under 25: £61.05 (from £59.20)
  • 25 or over: £77.00 (from £74.70)

Incapacity Benefit (long-term)

April 2022 rate: £118.25 (from £114.70)

Income Support

  • Under 25: £61.05 (from £59.20)
  • 25 or over: £77.00 from (£74.70)

Maternity/Paternity/Shared Parental Allowance

  • Standard rate: £156.66 (from £151.97)

Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay

  • Standard rate: £156.66 (from £151.97)
  • Statutory Sick Pay
  • Standard rate: £99.35 (from £96.35)

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