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I Receive Benefits

Benefits:

  • Attendance Allowance is going up by 5% from £83.25 for the higher rate and £55.80 for the lower rate to around £85.41 and £58.59 respectively.
  • Bereavement Support Payment up by 3.1% from £122.55 per week to around £126.35
  • Bereavement Allowances (Legacy) up 3.1%
  • Child benefit is going up by 5% from £23.05 for a first/only child and £15.20 for any subsequent children to around £24.20 and £15.96 respectively.
  • Disability Living Allowance up by 5% generally and up by 3.1% for higher rate mobility component which is a rise of around £2.
  • Incapacity Benefit Youth up by 3.1%
  • Income Support Carer Premium up 26.4% from £69.20 for a single person and £103.80 for a couple to around £87.50 and £131.20 respectively.
  • Income Support Disability up by 5% from £62.15 for a single person and £93.25 per couple to around £65.25 and £97.91 respectively.
  • Disabled Child Premiums up by 5% from £47.45 to around £49.82
  • Job Seekers Allowance - Contribution based up by 3.1% from £59.20 for people under 25 and £74.70 for those over 25 to around £61 and £77 respectively
  • Job Seekers Allowance - Income based up by 5.1%
  • Long Term Incapacity Benefit - up 3.1% from £114.70 to around £118.25
  • Short Term Incapacity Benefit - up 3.1% from £86.55 to around £89.23
  • Nursing Care Contribution up by 3.1% from £185 to around £190.74
  • The Manx State Pension is rising by 3.1% from £196.14 to £202.22
  • Additional pension ‘SERPS’ up by 3.1%
  • Manx State Pension - protected amounts rising by 3.1%
  • Widows Pension - up by 3.1%
  • There will be no increases to Maternity, Paternity or Adoption Allowances