Income Support payment rates

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KizzyKazaer

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Income Support payment rates

  • on: 10 Feb 2012 06:48PM
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/On_a_low_income/DG_185670

How much you can get

The amount of Income Support you can get is made up of three different parts:

 - personal allowances
 - premiums
 - payments to cover certain housing costs

The amount of the personal allowances (basic 'starting' payments for IS) are shown in the table below:

Type of person     Weekly amount

Single person
   
Aged 16 to 24                          53.45
Aged 25 or over                  67.50

Lone parent    
 
Aged 16 to 17                          53.45
Aged 18 or over                  67.50

Couple
   
With both people under 18    53.45   
With one person under 18 and the other aged 18 - 24
                                           53.45
With one person under 18 and the other aged 25 or over    
                                               67.50
With both people aged 18 or over    
                                               105.95

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Premiums (extra IS paid according to circumstances of claim)

             
family/lone parent    17.40                
         
basic disability
          
single    28.85        
couple    34.10

severe disability
             
single    55.30       
couple (lower rate)    55.30       
couple (higher rate) 10.60        
               
enhanced disability     
        
single    14.05    
disabled child    21.63        
couple    20.25    
                              
disabled child    53.62       
               
carer    31.00    
     
For Income Support, the amount may be less after your household income, pension and any savings of 6,000 or more are taken into account. To get a better idea of how much Income Support you may get, use the online benefits adviser:

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Diol1/DoItOnline/DoItOnlineByCategory/DG_172666

How Income Support is paid

All benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into an account. This is the safest, most convenient and efficient method of payment.

   
« Last Edit: 05 Sep 2012 02:05PM by SunshineMeadows »

Sofie

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Re: Income Support payment rates

  • on: 15 Feb 2012 03:08PM
If you have a child for whom you receive child benefit for, you need to make a claim for child tax credits; instead of income support for them.

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Re: Income Support payment rates

  • on: 15 Feb 2012 04:05PM
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If you have a child for whom you receive child benefit for, you need to make a claim for child tax credits; instead of income support for them.

Sofie,

I thought tax credits were only for people who were working, and if someone was not working and on income based benefits they got more Income Support if they had children.

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Re: Income Support payment rates

  • on: 15 Feb 2012 04:27PM
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If you have a child for whom you receive child benefit for, you need to make a claim for child tax credits; instead of income support for them.

Sofie,

I thought tax credits were only for people who were working, and if someone was not working and on income based benefits they got more Income Support if they had children.

Working tax credits are for those working. Child tax credits are for those with children, whether they work or not.

They did used to get extra money on income support for their children; but now it's child tax credits.