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Current Benefits

Benefits Table - April 2017/2018

Basic State Retirement Pension

Single        £122.30
Couple      £195.60
Age Addition over 80 years £0.25
New State Pension £159.55

Attendance Allowance
Higher Rate      £83.10
Lower Rate       £55.65

Carers Allowance
Carer       £62.70

Pension Credit                                    
Standard Amount                               £159.35
Couple Standard Amount                 £243.25
Single Savings Credit Threshold     £137.35
Single Savings Credit Maximum     £13.20
Couple Savings Credit Threshold    £218.42
Couple Savings Credit Maximum    £14.90

Severe Disability Premium  

Individuals       £62.45
Couple (both)  £124.90
Carer                  £34.95

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                       £83.10
Middle                    £55.65
Low                         £22.00
Mobility Component
High                       £58.00
Low                        £22.00

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

Daily Living Component
Enhanced              £83.10
Standard                £55.65
Mobility Component
Enhanced              £58.00
Standard                £22.00

Funded Nursing Care - (formerly RNCC)

England (paid by NHS)                      

£155.05 - or for those currently on high band £213.32

Wales (paid by the local Health Board  

£148.01 - any increase is at the discretion of the local Health Boards

Northern Ireland  (paid by the Health & Social Care Trust)                            

£100.00

Scotland (paid by the Local Authority)  
Personal Care      £171.00
Nursing Care       £78.00

Local Authority Support Thresholds

England   

Upper Limit  £23,250
Lower Limit  £14,250

Personal allowance    £24.90

Wales

Upper Limit  £30,000
Care funded below  £30,000

Personal allowance  £27.50

Northern Ireland  

Upper Limit  £23,250
Lower Limit  £14,250

Personal allowance    £24.90

Scotland      

Upper Limit  £26,250
Lower Limit  £16,250

Personal allowance    £25.80

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

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