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Fiz

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Benefits and inflation.
« on: February 22, 2018, 07:44:18 AM »
I had kittens yesterday when a brown envelope came through my letterbox and it was thick. Turned out to be a letter stating how many extra pennies dd will get from April for her DLA. I assume PIP will be going up as well by the same percentage. Does anyone know what percentage benefits are rising by this April?

I also had a text from 02 telling me my monthly mobile phone payment will be going to increase by 4% at the start of April. I bet the increase in PIP won't cover the increase in my phone bill!

If anyone wants a kitten just let me know   ;-)

For some reason I have woken up in a silly mood today. Apologies I'm sure I will return to my normal self later on in the day  >biggergrin<


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Re: Benefits and inflation.
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2018, 08:32:27 PM »
I have had a look at the figures and the basic amounts remain the same (73.10 for an adult over 25)  but some of the premiums increase, along with the rates for DLA/PIP/AA.

CARER'S ALLOWANCE 62.70 will go up to 64.60

DISABILITY LIVING ALLOWANCE
   Care Component       
Highest 83.10 will go up to 85.60       
Middle 55.65 will go up to 57.30       
Lowest 22.00  will go up to 22.65

   Mobility Component       
Higher 58.00  will go up to 59.75       
Lower 22.00  will go up to 22.65

Premiums
   enhanced disability       
single 15.90  will go up to 16.40       couple 22.85 will go up to  23.55

   severe disability       
single 62.45  will go up to 64.30       couple (lower rate) 62.45 will go up to  64.30       couple (higher rate) 124.90 will go up to  128.60

   carer 34.95 will go up to  36.00
 
ESA Support Group  36.55  will go up to 37.65 no change to the work related activity amount

PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT
Daily living component
Enhanced 83.10 will go up to  85.60
Standard 55.65  will go up to 57.30

Mobility component
Enhanced 58.00  will go up to 59.75
Standard 22.00  will go up to 22.65


Overall the increase are around 1% from memory
Hope that helps rather then opening the link helpfully provided by lankou.
The link has a lot more detail but those are the things we tend to look at here.
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KizzyKazaer

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Re: Benefits and inflation.
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2018, 09:24:20 PM »
Well, I was surprised to get an increase at all, I thought all working-age benefits were being frozen  >confused<

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Re: Benefits and inflation.
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2018, 09:27:00 PM »
....ah, I see (I think).  Benefit rates stay the same for those the Government deem the not-so-'deserving', ie JSA and WRAG claimants.  Hmmm, nice to be one of the 'favoured'  >erm<

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Re: Benefits and inflation.
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2018, 08:31:58 AM »
Thank you Monic, that's really helpful. My mobile doesn't open pdfs so it was great to have it written out.

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Re: Benefits and inflation.
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2018, 07:22:44 PM »
I skipped a lot of the other figures and only put the ones I think board users will look for, 
Kizzy you're correct the increases are only for the "deserving benefit claimant"  >doh< :-(

Typical stupid government >steam<