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Full list of benefits rising 3.1% from next week including Universal Credit

Benefit payments will increase starting April 11, including Universal Credit, child support and the state pension. Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Income Support and Pension Credit will also increase, as will others

Benefits up 3.1% this month
Benefits up 3.1% this month

Beneficiary payments will rise 3.1% from next week, but families will still feel the pressure of the cost-of-living crisis.

Universal Credit, child support and the state pension are just a few of the payments that will increase starting April 11th.

Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Income Support and Pension Credit and other benefits will also increase.

Benefit rates normally rise every year, but families are currently facing unprecedented bill increases at a time when inflation has just climbed to 6.2%.

Energy regulator Ofgem has raised its price cap – which caps how much you can be charged for each unit of electricity and gas used – by a staggering £693 for someone on typical consumption.

Council tax bills have also just increased, averaging 3.5% for someone in a Band D property.

You may also have noticed a spike in your broadband, cellphone, and mortgage payments.

We’ve listed these in alphabetical order to make it easier for you to find the payment plan you’re looking for.

New DWP payment rates from 2022 to 2023

Weekly rates are shown unless otherwise noted.

attendance fee

need of care

Disabled Life Support

care component

  • Highest: £92.40 (from £89.60)

  • Mid: £61.85 (from £60.00)

  • Lowest Price: £24.45 (From £23.70)

mobility component

Employment and Assistance Allowance (ESA)

housing benefit

Your personal allowance helps to calculate your entitlement to housing benefit.

Single person (personal allowance)

  • Under 25: £61.05 (from £59.20)

  • 25 and between state pension age: £77.00 (from £74.70)

  • Eligible for Main Stage ESA: £77.00 (from £74.70)

  • Has reached state pension age: £197.10 (from £191.15)

Single parent (personal allowance)

  • Under 25: £61.05 (from £59.20)
  • 25 and between state pension age: £77.00 (from £74.70)

  • Eligible for Main Stage ESA: £77.00 (from £74.70)

  • Has reached state pension age: £197.10 (from £191.15)

couple (personal allowance)

  • Both under 18s: £92.20 (from £89.45)
  • One or both aged 18 to state pension credit age: £121.05 (from £117.40)
  • All ages and in main phase ESA: £121.05 (from £117.40)
  • One or both have reached retirement age: £294.90 from £286.05)

Disability benefit (long-term)

social care

unemployment benefit

posts are based

Income dependent

Maternity/Paternity/Split Parental Allowance

pension credit

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

component of everyday life

mobility component

State Pension

widow’s pension

Statutory parental allowance

Statutory sick pay

Universal Credit (monthly installments shown)

standard allowance

singles

Pair

  • Joint applicants under 25: £416.45 (from £403.93)

  • Joint applicants, one or both aged 25 or over: £525.72 (down from £509.91)

Children

  • First child (born before 6 April 2017): £290.00 (from £282.60)

  • First child (born on or after 6 April 2017) or second child and subsequent child (if an exemption or transitional provision applies): £244.58 (from £237.08)

The full list of DWP increases in benefits and the State Pension can be found on the Gov.uk website.

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https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/full-list-benefits-rising-31-26639441 Full list of benefits rising 3.1% from next week including Universal Credit

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