Selected Benefit Rates

Weekly benefits
2010/11 2009/10
Basic Retirement Pension
Single person (currently £5,077.80 p.a.) £97.65 £95.25
Married couple (currently £8,119.80 p.a.) £156.15 £152.30
Child benefit
First eligible child from 5 January 2009 £20.30 £20.00
Each subsequent child from 5 January 2009 £13.40 £13.20
Guardian’s allowance £14.30 £14.10
Statutory sick pay (SSP)
Average weekly earnings £97 or over (2009/10 £95) £79.15 £79.15
Statutory maternity pay (SMP)
90% of average weekly pay First 6 weeks
Maximum 2010/11 £124.88 (2009/10 £123.06) Minimum
90% average weekly pay
Next 33 weeks
Adoption pay (SAP) 39 weeks 39 weeks
Paternity pay (SPP) 2 weeks 2 weeks
Both SAP and SPP
90% of average weekly pay Max £124.88 Max £123.06
Jobseekers allowance Min £87.30 Min £85.50
Single person £65.45 £64.30
Married couple £102.75 £100.95
Bereavement Benefit
Lump sum £2,000 £2,000
Bereavement allowance (standard) £97.65 £95.25
Widowed parent’s allowance £97.65 £95.25