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Benefit rates

  Weekly benefits
  2017/18 2016/17
Basic Retirement Pension
Single person - old (£6,359.60 p.a.) £122.30 £119.30
Spouse/civil partner - old (£3,811.60 p.a.)  £73.30  £71.50
State pension - new (8,296.60 p.a.)  £159.55  £155.65
Child benefit
First eligible child £20.70 £20.70
Each subsequent child £13.70 £13.70
Guardian's allowance £16.70 £16.55
Statutory payment rates
Average weekly earnings £113 or over £89.35 £88.45
SMP, SAP, OSPP and ASPP
Weekly earnings threshold £113 £112
SMP/SAP/OSPP/SSPP standard rate £140.98 £139.58
Percentage of payment recoverable 92% 92%
Percentage of payment recoverable (Small Employer's Relief) 100% 100%
NI compensation recoverable under Small Employer's Relief 3% 3%
Annual NICs threshold for Small Employer's Relief £45,000 £45,000
Jobseeker's allowance (JSA)
  
Contribution based JSA - Personal rates:    
- Under 25 £57.90 £57.90
- 25 or over £73.10 £73.10
Lone parent:    
- Under 18 £57.90 £57.90
- 18 or over £73.10 £73.10
Couple:    
- Both under 18 £57.90 £57.90
- Both under 18 - higher rate £87.50 £87.50
- One under 18, one under 25 £57.90 £57.90
- One under 18, one 25 and over £73.10 £73.10
- Both 18 or over £114.85 £114.85
- Dependent children £66.90  £66.90
Bereavement Benefit
Lump sum £2,000 £2,000
Bereavement allowance (standard) £112.55 £112.55
Widowed parent's allowance £113.75 £112.55

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