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Payments and benefits from DWP and HMRC are due to rise by 10.1% from April 2023 (Image: Getty)

DWP benefits payments

An estimated 19.2 million households and 39.8 million individuals in the UK are currently receiving state pensions or benefits from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), which would see their payments increase by 10.1%. subsequent years. This uprating will be effective from April 10, 2023.

While this may seem far-fetched, it provides a good opportunity to start planning your household budget early to figure out how the increase could boost your finances, especially in the wake of a living crisis. . Costs show no signs of abating. Just remember that although the uprating goes into effect in early April, it won’t show up in most payments until May because most payments are four weeks out.

Both the DWP and HMRC have now published full details of the new pay rates, revised benefit limits and tax credit limits on GOV.UK. We’ve summarized the changes below and listed them alphabetically to make it easier to find the payment you’re looking for.

DWP State Pension and benefit payment rates 2023/24

The benefit cap will rise from £23,000 to £25,323 for families in Greater London and from £20,000 to £22,020 for families elsewhere across the UK.

Lower caps for single households without children will rise from £15,410 to £16,967 in Greater London and from £13,400 to £14,753 nationally.

Weekly rates are shown, unless otherwise stated.

Attendance Allowance

  • Higher rate: £101.75 (from £92.40)
  • Lower rate: £68.10 (from £61.85)

Carer’s Allowance

  • April 2023 rate: £76.75 (from £69.70)

Disability Living Allowance / Child Disability Payment

Care Component

  • Highest: £101.75 (from £92.40)
  • Middle: £68.10 (from £61.85)
  • Lowest: £26.90 (from £24.45)
  • Higher: £71.00 (from £64.50)
  • Lower: £26.90 (from £24.45)

Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

  • Under 25: £67.20 (from £61.05)
  • 25 or over: £84.80 (from £77.00)

Incapacity Benefit (long-term)

  • April 2023 rate: £130.20 (from £118.25)

Income Support

  • Under 25: £67.20 (from £61.05)
  • 25 or over: £84.80 from (£77.00)

Jobseeker’s Allowance (contributions based)

  • Under 25: £67.20 (from £61.05)
  • 25 or over: £84.80 (from £77.00)

Jobseeker’s Allowance (income-based)

  • Under 25: £67.25 (from £61.05)
  • 25 or over: £84.80 (from £77.00)

Maternity/Paternity/Shared Parental Allowance

  • Standard rate: £172.48 (from £156.66)

Pension Credit

  • Single: £201.05 (from £182.60)
  • Couple: £306.85 (from £278.70)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) / Adult Disability payment

Daily Living Component

  • Enhanced: £101.75 (from £92.40)
  • Standard: £68.10 (from £61.85)

Mobility Component

  • Enhanced: £71.00 (from £64.50)
  • Standard: £26.90 (from £24.45)

State Pension

  • Full New State Pension: £203.85 (from £185.15)
  • Basic Old State Pension (Category A or B): £156.20 (from £141.85)

Widow’s Pension

  • Standard rate: £139.10 (from £126.35)

Universal Credit (Monthly rates shown)

Standard allowance

  • Single under 25: £292.11 (from £265.31)
  • Single 25 or over: £368.74 (from £334.91)

Couple

  • Joint claimants both under 25: £458.51 (from £416.45)
  • Joint claimants, one or both 25 or over: £578.82 (from £525.72)

You can read the full guide to changes in payments from DWP from April 2023 on GOV.UK here.

Child Benefit payment rates for 2023/24

There are two Child Benefit rates in place.

Current rates per week

  • Eldest or only child – £21.80
  • Additional children – £14.45

New rates per week – from April 2023

  • Eldest or only child – £24.00
  • Additional children – £15.90

Guardian’s Allowance rates from April 2023

The new weekly rate for Guardian’s Allowance will be £20.40 – an increase of £1.85 on the current 2022/23 rate of £18.55.

Working Tax Credit rates for 2023/24 (yearly amount shown)

Working Tax Credit is paid to people who are in work and on a low income – it does not matter whether you are an employee or self-employed, and you do not need to have children to get the payment.

Child Tax Credit is paid to people who have children and is paid in addition to Child Benefit and the Scottish Child Payment – you do not have to be working to receive it.

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