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Around 11 million older and disabled people will gain better access to vital services and leisure opportunities from 1 April 2008 when the statutory bus concession is extended to free off-peak local bus travel anywhere in England. By removing the issue of local authority boundaries as a barrier to free bus travel no
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older or disabled person in England need be prevented from bus travel by cost alone and this represents a major step forward in tackling in social inclusion for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

Additional funding of £212 million will be provided by special grant for the period 2008-09 followed by £217 million for 2009-10 and £223 million for 2010-11. This is in addition to the funding that Government provides each year, through the formula grant process, for the existing statutory minimum concession of free off-peak local bus travel. Government are confident this additional funding is sufficient to meet the total cost to local authorities.

A full breakdown of the amounts for each authority will be available on the DfT and CLG websites shortly. The distribution reflects responses received to our consultation on the special grant which closed on 23 November. We will publish a summary of responses shortly. The grant will be paid under section 88B of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 and a full report will therefore be laid before the House in due course.

Work and Pensions

Benefit Uprating

The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Mr. Peter Hain): The proposed rates of benefit for 2008 are set out in the table attached. The annual up-rating of benefits will take place for State Pension and most other benefits in the first full week of the tax year. In 2008, this will be the week beginning 7 April. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland proposes to introduce similar changes for Northern Ireland.


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RATESRATES
(Weekly rates unless otherwise shown)20072008

ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE

higher rate

64.50

67.00

lower rate

43.15

44.85

CARER'S ALLOWANCE

48.65

50.55

COUNCIL TAX BENEFIT

Personal allowances

single

- 18 to 24

46.85

47.95

- 25 or over

59.15

60.50

lone parent - 18 or over

59.15

60.50

couple - one or both 18 or over

92.80

94.95

dependent children

47.45

52.59

pensioner

- single / lone parent - 60 - 64

119.05

124.05

- couple - one or both 60 - 64

181.70

189.35

- single / lone parent - 65 and over

138.10

143.80

- couple - one or both 65 and over

207.00

215.50

Premiums

family

16.43

16.75

family (lone parent rate)

22.20

22.20

child under 1

10.50

10.50

pensioner

- single

59.90

63.55

- couple

88.90

94.40

(all pensioner premiums (including ‘higher’ and ‘enhanced’) were equalised from April 2001)

disability

- single

25.25

25.85

- couple

36.00

36.85

- enhanced disability premium - single rate

12.30

12.60

- disabled child rate

18.76

19.60

- couple rate

17.75

18.15

severe disability

- single

48.45

50.35

- couple (lower rate)

48.45

50.35

- couple (higher rate)

96.90

100.70

disabled child

46.69

48.72

carer

27.15

27.75

Non-dependant deductions

aged 18 or over and in remunerative work

- gross income: £369.00 or more

6.95

6.95

- gross income: £296 - £368.99

5.80

5.80

- gross income: £172 - £295.99

4.60

4.60

- gross income less than £172.00

2.30

2.30

others aged 18 or over

2.30

2.30

Alternative maximum Council Tax Benefit

- second adult on IS, JSA(IB) or Pension Credit

25% of Council Tax

25% of Council Tax

- first adult(s) student(s)

100% of Council Tax

100% of Council Tax

- second adult's gross income :

- under £169.00

15% of Council Tax

15% of Council Tax

- £169.00 to £219.99

7.5% of Council Tax

7.5% of Council Tax

Capital

upper limit

16000.00

16000.00

amount disregarded

6000.00

6000.00

upper limit (claimant/partner 60 or over)

16000.00

16000.00

upper limit (entitled to Pension Credit guarantee credit)

No limit

No limit

child disregard

3000.00

3000.00

upper limit (living in a care home)

16000.00

16000.00

amount disregarded (living in a care home)

10000.00

10000.00

Tariff income - £1 for each £250 (or part of) between amount of capital disregarded and capital upper limit

Tariff income (claimant/partner 60 or over) - £1 for each £500 (or part of) between amount of capital disregard and capital upper limit

Earnings disregards

where disability premium awarded

20.00

20.00

various specified employments

20.00

20.00

lone parent

25.00

25.00

where the claimant has a partner

10.00

10.00

single claimant

5.00

5.00

where carer premium awarded

20.00

20.00

childcare charges

175.00

175.00

childcare charges (2 or more children)

300.00

300.00

Other income disregards

maintenance disregard

15.00

15.00

war disablement pension and war widow’s pension

10.00

10.00

Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

10.00

10.00

student loan

10.00

10.00

student's covenanted income

5.00

5.00

income from boarders : fixed amount (£20) plus 50% of the balance of that income

20.00

20.00

additional earnings disregard

15.45

16.05

Expenses for subtenants (£20 fixed from April 08)

furnished or unfurnished

4.00

20.00

where heating is included, additional

15.45

DEPENDENCY INCREASES

Adult Dependency Increases for spouse or person looking after children with;

state pension on own insurance,

52.30

54.35

long term incapacity benefit; unemployability supplement

48.65

50.55

severe disablement allowance

29.25

30.40

carers allowance

29.05

30.20

short-term incapacity benefit (over state pension age)

46.80

48.65

maternity allowance/short-term incapacity benefit

37.90

39.40

Child Dependency Increases payable with;

state pension, widowed mothers/parents allowance,

short-term incapacity benefit (higher rate); long term incapacity benefit; carers allowance; severe disablement allowance; higher rate industrial death benefit; unemployability supplement; short-term incapacity benefit (over state pension age)

11.35

11.35

Note - The rate of child dependency increase is adjusted where it is payable for the eldest child for whom child benefit (ChB) is also paid. The weekly rate in such cases is reduced by the difference (less £3.65) between the ChB rates for the eldest and subsequent children.

DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE

Care Component

Highest

64.50

67.00

Middle

43.15

44.85

Lowest

17.10

17.75

Mobility Component

Higher

45.00

46.75

Lower

17.10

17.75

EARNINGS RULES

Carers Allowance

87.00

95.00

Limit of earnings from councillor's allowance

86.00

88.50

Permitted work earnings limit - higher

86.00

88.50

- lower

20.00

20.00

Industrial injuries unemployability supplement permitted earnings level (annual amount)

4472.00

4602.00

Adult dependency increases with;

short-term incapacity benefit where claimant is

- under state pension age

37.90

39.40

- over state pension age

46.80

48.65

maternity allowance

37.90

39.40

state pension; long-term incapacity benefit; severe disablement allowance; unemployability supplement where dependant

- is living with claimant

59.15

60.50

- still qualifies for the tapered earnings rule

45.09

45.09

state pension,

52.30

54.35

long-term incapacity benefit and unemployability supplement where dependant not living with claimant

48.65

50.55

severe disablement allowance where dependant not living with claimant

29.25

30.40

carers allowance

29.05

30.20

Child dependency increases - level at which increase is affected by earnings of the spouse or civil partner

- for first child

180.00

185.00

- additional amount for each subsequent child

24.00

25.00

Pension income threshold for incapacity benefit

85.00

85.00

HOUSING BENEFIT

Personal allowances

single

16 to 24

46.85

47.95

25 or over

59.15

60.50

lone parent

under 18

46.85

47.95

18 or over

59.15

60.50

couple

both under 18

70.70

72.35

one or both 18 or over

92.80

94.95

dependent children

47.45

52.59

pensioner

- single / lone parent - 60 - 64

119.05

124.05

- couple - one or both 60 - 64

181.70

189.35

- single / lone parent - 65 and over

138.10

143.80

- couple - one or both 65 and over

207.00

215.50

Premiums

family

16.43

16.75

family (lone parent rate)

22.20

22.20

child under 1

10.50

10.50

pensioner

single

59.90

63.55

couple

88.90

94.40

(all pensioner premiums (including ‘higher’ and ‘enhanced’) were equalised from April 2001)

disability

- single

25.25

25.85

- couple

36.00

36.85

- enhanced disability premium - single rate

12.30

12.60

- disabled child rate

18.76

19.60

- couple rate

17.75

18.15

severe disability

- single

48.45

50.35

- couple (lower rate)

48.45

50.35

- couple (higher rate)

96.90

100.70

disabled child

46.69

48.72

carer

27.15

27.75

Non-dependant deductions from rent rebates and allowances;

aged 25 and over in receipt of Income Support or income based Jobseeker’s Allowance; aged 18 or over, not in remunerative work

7.40

7.40

aged 18 or over and in remunerative work

- gross income: less than £116.00

7.40

7.40

- gross income: £116 to £171.99

17.00

17.00

- gross income: £172 to £222.99

23.35

23.35

- gross income: £223 to £295.99

38.20

38.20

- gross income: £296 to £368.99

43.50

43.50

- gross income: £369.00 and above

47.75

47.75

Service charges for fuel

heating

15.45

15.45

hot water

1.80

1.80

lighting

1.25

1.25

cooking

1.80

1.80

Amount ineligible for meals;

three or more meals a day

- single claimant

21.10

21.60

- each person in family aged 16 or over

21.10

21.60

- each child under 16

10.65

10.90

less than three meals a day

- single claimant

14.05

14.35

- each person in family aged 16 or over

14.05

14.35

- each child under 16

7.05

7.20

breakfast only - claimant and each member of family

2.60

2.65

Capital

upper limit

16000.00

16000.00

amount disregarded

6000.00

6000.00

upper limit (claimant/partner 60 or over)

16000.00

16000.00

upper limit (entitled to Pension Credit guarantee credit)

No limit

No limit

child disregard

3000.00

3000.00

upper limit (living in a care home)

16000.00

16000.00

amount disregarded (living in a care home)

10000.00

10000.00

Tariff income - £1 for each £250 (or part of) between amount of capital disregarded and capital upper limit

Tariff income (claimant/partner 60 or over) - £1 for each £500 (or part of) between amount of capital disregard and capital upper limit

Earnings disregards

where disability premium awarded

20.00

20.00

various specified employments

20.00

20.00

lone parent

25.00

25.00

where the claimant has a partner

10.00

10.00

single claimant

5.00

5.00

Where carer premium awarded

20.00

20.00

childcare charges

175.00

175.00

childcare charges (2 or more children)

300.00

300.00

Other income disregards

maintenance disregard

15.00

15.00

war disablement pension and war widow's pension

10.00

10.00

Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

10.00

10.00

student loan

10.00

10.00

student's covenanted income

5.00

5.00

income from boarders : fixed amount (£20) plus 50% of the balance of that income

20.00

20.00

additional earnings disregard

15.45

16.05

Expenses for subtenants (£20 fixed from April 08)

furnished or unfurnished

4.00

20.00

where heating is included, additional

15.45

Maximum rates for recovery of overpayments

ordinary overpayments

9.00

9.15

where claimant convicted of fraud

12.00

12.00

INCAPACITY BENEFIT

Long-term Incapacity Benefit

81.35

84.50

Short-term Incapacity Benefit (under state pension age)

lower rate

61.35

63.75

higher rate

72.55

75.40

Short-term Incapacity Benefit (over state pension age)

lower rate

78.05

81.10

higher rate

81.35

84.50

Increase of long-term Incapacity Benefit for age

higher rate

17.10

17.75

lower rate

8.55

8.90

Invalidity Allowance (Transitional)

higher rate

17.10

17.75

middle rate

11.00

11.40

lower rate

5.50

5.70

INCOME SUPPORT

Personal Allowances

single

under 18 - usual rate

35.65

47.95

under 18 - higher rate payable in specific circumstances

46.85

47.95

18 to 24

46.85

47.95

25 or over

59.15

60.50

lone parent

under 18 - usual rate

35.65

47.95

under 18 - higher rate payable in specific circumstances

46.85

47.95

18 or over

59.15

60.50

couple

both under 18

35.65

47.95

both under 18 - one disabled

46.85

47.95

both under 18 - with responsibility for a child

70.70

72.35

one under 18, one 18-24

46.85

47.95

one under 18, one 25+

59.15

60.50

both 18 or over

92.80

94.95

dependent children

47.45

52.59

Premiums

family

16.43

16.75

family (lone parent rate)

16.43

16.75

pensioner

couple

88.90

94.40

(all pensioner premiums (including ‘higher’ and ‘enhanced’) were equalised from April 2001)

disability

- single

25.25

25.85

- couple

36.00

36.85

- enhanced disability premium - single rate

12.30

12.60

- disabled child rate

18.76

19.60

- couple rate

17.75

18.15

severe disability

- single

48.45

50.35

- couple (lower rate)

48.45

50.35

- couple (higher rate)

96.90

100.70

disabled child

46.69

48.72

carer

27.15

27.75

Housing cost deductions for non-dependants

aged 25 and over in receipt of Income Support or income based Jobseeker’s Allowance; aged 18 or over not in work.

7.40

7.40

aged 18 or over and in remunerative work

- gross income: less than £116.00

7.40

7.40

- gross income: £116 to £171.99

17.00

17.00

- gross income: £172 to £222.99

23.35

23.35

- gross income: £223 to £295.99

38.20

38.20

- gross income: £296 to £368.99

43.50

43.50

- gross income: £369.00 and above

47.75

47.75

Deduction for third party payments — arrears of housing, fuel, water charges, council tax etc. and deductions for the Eligible Loan Deduction Scheme and Integration Loan Scheme.

3.00

3.05

Deduction for child support, contribution towards maintenance (CTM)

standard deduction

6.00

6.10

lower deduction

3.00

3.05

Arrears of Community Charge

court order against claimant

3.00

3.05

court order against couple

4.65

4.75

Third party deductions — amount for personal expenses.

20.45

21.15

Third party deduction for fine or compensation order

standard rate

5.00

5.00

lower rate

3.00

3.05

Maximum rates for recovery of overpayments

ordinary overpayments

9.00

9.15

where claimant convicted of fraud

12.00

12.00

Relevant sum for strikers

32.00

32.50

Capital

upper limit

16000.00

16000.00

amount disregarded

6000.00

6000.00

amount disregarded (living in a care home)

10000.00

10000.00

child's disregard limit

3000.00

3000.00

Tariff income - £1 for each £250 (or part of) between amount of capital disregarded and capital upper limit.

Disregards

standard earnings

5.00

5.00

couples earnings

10.00

10.00

higher earnings

20.00

20.00

war disablement pension and war widow's pension

10.00

10.00

Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

10.00

10.00

student loan

10.00

10.00

student's covenanted income

5.00

5.00

income from boarders : fixed amount (£20) plus 50% of the balance of that income

20.00

20.00

Expenses for subtenants (£20 fixed from April 08)

furnished or unfurnished

4.00

20.00

where heating is included, additional

15.45

INDUSTRIAL DEATH BENEFIT

Widows pension

higher rate

87.30

90.70

lower rate

26.19

27.21

Widowers pension

87.30

90.70

INDUSTRIAL INJURIES DISABLEMENT BENEFIT

18 and over, or under 18 with dependants

100%

131.70

136.80

90%

118.53

123.12

80%

105.36

109.44

70%

92.19

95.76

60%

79.02

82.08

50%

65.85

68.40

40%

52.68

54.72

30%

39.51

41.04

20%

26.34

27.36

Under 18

100%

80.70

83.85

90%

72.63

75.47

80%

64.56

67.08

70%

56.49

58.70

60%

48.42

50.31

50%

40.35

41.93

40%

32.28

33.54

30%

24.21

25.16

20%

16.14

16.77

Maximum life gratuity (lump sum)

8750.00

9090.00

Unemployability Supplement

81.35

84.50

increase for early incapacity

- higher rate

17.10

17.75

- middle rate

11.00

11.40

- lower rate

5.50

5.70

Maximum reduced earnings allowance

52.68

54.72

Maximum retirement allowance

13.17

13.68

Constant attendance allowance

exceptional rate

105.40

109.60

intermediate rate

79.05

82.20

normal maximum rate

52.70

54.80

part-time rate

26.35

27.40

Exceptionally severe disablement allowance

52.70

54.80

JOBSEEKER'S ALLOWANCE

Contribution based Jobseeker’s Allowance - personal rates

under 18

35.65

47.95

18 to 24

46.85

47.95

25 or over

59.15

60.50

Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance - personal allowances

under 18

35.65

47.95

18 to 24

46.85

47.95

25 or over

59.15

60.50

lone parent

under 18 - usual rate

35.65

47.95

under 18 - where higher rate payable

46.85

47.95

18 or over

59.15

60.50

couple

both under 18

35.65

47.95

both under 18 - one disabled

46.85

47.95

both under 18 - where higher rate payable

70.70

72.35

one under 18 and other 18-24

46.85

47.95

one under 18 and other 25 +

59.15

60.50

both 18 or over

92.80

94.95

dependent children

47.45

52.59

Premiums

family

16.43

16.75

family (lone parent rate)

16.43

16.75

pensioner

single

59.90

63.55

couple

88.90

94.40

(all pensioner premiums (including ‘higher’ and ‘enhanced’) were equalised from April 2001)

disability

- single

25.25

25.85

- couple

36.00

36.85

- enhanced disability premium - single rate

12.30

12.60

- disabled child rate

18.76

19.60

- couple rate

17.75

18.15

severe disability

- single

48.45

50.35

- couple (lower rate)

48.45

50.35

- couple (higher rate)

96.90

100.70

disabled child

46.69

48.72

carer

27.15

27.75

Housing cost deductions for non-dependants

aged 25 and over, in receipt of Income Support or income based Jobseeker’s Allowance; aged 18 or over, not in remunerative work.

7.40

7.40

aged 18 or over and in remunerative work

- gross income: less than £116.00

7.40

7.40

- gross income: £116 to £171.99

17.00

17.00

- gross income: £172 to £222.99

23.35

23.35

- gross income: £223 to £295.99

38.20

38.20

- gross income: £296 to £368.99

43.50

43.50

- gross income: £369.00 and above

47.75

47.75

Deduction for third party payments

from income based Jobseeker’s Allowance for

- arrears of housing, fuel, water charges, council tax etc. and deductions for the Eligible Loan Deduction Scheme and Integration Loan Scheme.

3.00

3.05

- child support, contribution towards maintenance (CTM)

standard deduction

6.00

6.10

lower deduction

3.00

3.05

- arrears of Community Charge

court order against claimant

3.00

3.05

court order against couple

4.65

4.75

- third party deduction amount for personal expenses

20.45

21.15

from contribution based Jobseeker’s Allowance for

- arrears of Community Charge, Council Tax, fines and overpayment recovery

Age 16 - 17

11.88

15.98

Age 18 - 24

15.61

15.98

Age 25 +

19.71

20.16

- maximum deduction for arrears of Child Maintenance (CTM)

Age 16 - 17

11.88

15.98

Age 18 - 24

15.61

15.98

Age 25 +

19.71

20.16

- third party deduction for fine or compensation order

standard rate

5.00

5.00

lower rate

3.00

3.05

Maximum rates for recovery of overpayments in income based Jobseeker’s Allowance

ordinary overpayments

9.00

9.15

where claimant convicted of fraud

12.00

12.00

Prescribed sum for strikers

32.00

32.50

Capital

upper limit

16000.00

16000.00

amount disregarded

6000.00

6000.00

Amount disregarded (living in a care home)

10000.00

10000.00

child's limit

3000.00

3000.00

Tariff income - £1 for each £250 (or part of) between amount of capital disregarded and capital upper limit.

Disregards

standard earnings

5.00

5.00

couples earnings

10.00

10.00

higher earnings

20.00

20.00

war disablement pension and war widow's pension

10.00

10.00

Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

10.00

10.00

student loan

10.00

10.00

student's covenanted income

5.00

5.00

income from boarders : fixed amount (£20)

plus 50% of the balance of that income.

20.00

20.00

Expenses for subtenants (£20 fixed from April 08)

furnished or unfurnished

4.00

20.00

where heating is included, additional

15.45

MATERNITY ALLOWANCE

Standard rate

112.75

117.18

MA threshold

30.00

30.00

PENSION CREDIT

Standard minimum guarantee

single

119.05

124.05

couple

181.70

189.35

Additional amount for severe disability

single

48.45

50.35

couple (one qualifies)

48.45

50.35

couple (both qualify)

96.90

100.70

Additional amount for carers

27.15

27.75

Savings credit

threshold - single

87.30

91.20

threshold - couple

139.60

145.80

maximum - single

19.05

19.71

maximum - couple

25.26

26.13

Capital

Amount disregard

6000.00

6000.00

Amount disregard - care homes

10000.00

10000.00

Deemed income - £1 for each £500 (or part of) in excess of the amount disregarded

Housing cost deductions for non-dependants

aged 25 and over in receipt of Income Support or income based Jobseeker’s Allowance; aged 18 or over not in work.

7.40

7.40

aged 18 or over and in remunerative work

- gross income: less than £116.00

7.40

7.40

- gross income: £116 to £171.99

17.00

17.00

- gross income: £172 to £222.99

23.35

23.35

- gross income: £223 to £295.99

38.20

38.20

- gross income: £296 to £368.99

43.50

43.50

- gross income: £369.00 and above

47.75

47.75

Amount for claimant and first spouse in polygamous marriage

181.70

189.35

amount for additional spouse

62.65

65.30

Disregards

standard earnings

5.00

5.00

couples earnings

10.00

10.00

higher earnings

20.00

20.00

War disablement pension and War widows pension

10.00

10.00

Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

10.00

10.00

Widowed Parent's Allowance

10.00

10.00

Income from subtenants

20.00

20.00

income from boarders : fixed amount (£20) plus 50% of the balance of that income

20.00

20.00

Deduction for third party payments — arrears of housing, fuel, water charges, council tax etc. and deductions for the Eligible Loan Deduction Scheme and Integration Loan Scheme.

3.00

3.05

Deduction for child support, contribution towards maintenance (CTM)

standard deduction

6.00

6.10

lower deduction

3.00

3.05

Arrears of Community Charge

court order against claimant

3.00

3.05

court order against couple

4.65

4.75

Third party deductions — amount for personal expenses.

20.45

21.15

Third party deduction for fine or compensation order

standard rate

5.00

5.00

lower rate

3.00

3.05

Maximum rates for recovery of overpayments

ordinary overpayments

9.00

9.15

where claimant convicted of fraud

12.00

12.00

PNEUMOCONIOSIS, BYSSINOSIS, AND MISCELLANEOUS DISEASES SCHEME AND THE WORKMEN’S COMPENSATION (SUPPLEMENTATION) . Total disablement allowance and major incapacity allowance (maximum)

131.70

136.80

Partial disablement allowance

48.65

50.55

Unemployability supplement

81.35

84.50

appropriate increases for early incapacity

- higher rate

17.10

17.75

- middle rate

11.00

11.40

- lower rate

5.50

5.70

Constant attendance allowance

exceptional rate

105.40

109.60

intermediate rate

79.05

82.20

normal maximum rate

52.70

54.80

part-time rate

26.35

27.40

Exceptionally severe disablement allowance

52.70

54.80

Lesser incapacity allowance

maximum rate of allowance

48.65

50.55

based on loss of earnings over

64.50

67.00

STATE PENSION

Category A or B

87.30

90.70

Category B(lower) - husband's insurance

52.30

54.35

Category C or D - non-contributory

52.30

54.35

Category C(lower) - non-contributory

31.30

32.50

Additional pension

Increase by 3.9%

Increments to:-

Increase by:

- Basic pension

3.9%

- Additional pension

3.9%

- Graduated Retirement Benefit (GRB)

3.9%

- Inheritable lump sum

3.9%

Contracted-out deduction from Additional Pension in respect of pre-April 1988 contracted-out earnings

Nil

Contracted-out Deduction from Additional Pension in respect of contracted-out earnings from April 1988 to 1997

3.0%

Graduated Retirement Benefit (unit)

0.1057

0.1098

Graduated Retirement Benefit (Inherited)

Increase by 3.9%

Addition at age 80

0.25

0.25

SEVERE DISABLEMENT ALLOWANCE

Basic rate

49.15

51.05

Age-related addition (from Dec 90)

Higher rate

17.10

17.75

Middle rate

11.00

11.40

Lower rate

5.50

5.70

STATUTORY ADOPTION PAY

Earnings threshold

87.00

90.00

Standard Rate

112.75

117.18

STATUTORY MATERNITY PAY

Earnings threshold

87.00

90.00

Standard rate

112.75

117.18

STATUTORY PATERNITY PAY

Earnings threshold

87.00

90.00

Standard Rate

112.75

117.18

STATUTORY SICK PAY

Earnings threshold

87.00

90.00

Standard rate

72.55

75.40

WIDOW'S BENEFIT

Widowed mother's allowance

87.30

90.70

Widow's pension

standard rate

87.30

90.70

age-related

age 54 (49)

81.19

84.35

53 (48)

75.08

78.00

52 (47)

68.97

71.65

51 (46)

62.86

65.30

50 (45)

56.75

58.96

49 (44)

50.63

52.61

48 (43)

44.52

46.26

47 (42)

38.41

39.91

46 (41)

32.30

33.56

45 (40)

26.19

27.21

Note: For deaths occurring before 11 April 1988 refer to age-points shown in brackets

BEREAVEMENT BENEFIT

Bereavement payment (lump sum)

2000.00

2000.00

Widowed parent's allowance

87.30

90.70

Bereavement Allowance

standard rate

87.30

90.70

age-related

age 54

81.19

84.35

53

75.08

78.00

52

68.97

71.65

51

62.86

65.30

50

56.75

58.96

49

50.63

52.61

48

44.52

46.26

47

38.41

39.91

46

32.30

33.56

45

26.19

27.21



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