Weekly Benefit 2016/17 2015/16
Basic Retirement Pension
Single person £119.30 £115.95
Couple £190.80 £185.45
Pension Credit standard minimum guarantee
Single person £155.60 £151.20
Couple £237.55 £230.85
New State Pension
Single person £155.65 N/a
Child Benefit
First eligible child £20.70 £20.70
Each subsequent child £13.70 £13.70
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
Average weekly earnings £112 or over (2015/16 £112) £88.45 £88.45
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)
90% of average weekly pay First 6 weeks  
Lower of £139.58 (2015/16 £139.58) or 90% average weekly earnings Next 33 weeks  
Minimum rate £100.80 £100.80
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP)
Minimum rate** £100.80 £100.80
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)****
Minimum rate*** £100.80 £100.80
Jobseeker's Allowance
Single person (25 or over) £73.10 £73.10
Couple (both 18 or over) £114.85 £114.85

* 90% of average weekly pay for first 6 weeks, lower of £139.58 (2015/16 £139.58) or 90% average weekly earnings for next 33 weeks

** Lower of £139.58 (2015/16 £139.58) or 90% average weekly earnings for 39 weeks

*** Lower of £139.58 (2015/16 £139.58) or 90% average weekly earnings for 2 weeks

**** Additional statutory paternity pay (ASPP) has been replaced by Shared Parental Leave.

National Living Wage

From 1 April 2016:

Age Rate
25 and over £7.20

National Minimum Wage

Age From 1 Oct 2016 From 1 Oct 2015
21 - 24 £6.95 £6.70
18 - 20 £5.55 £5.30
16 and 17 £4.00 £3.87
Apprentices* £3.40 £3.30

* Rate applies to apprentices under 19, or those 19 and over in the first year of apprenticeship.

Universal Credit (monthly rates) 2016/17 2015/16
Single person (25 or over) £317.82 £317.82
Couple (where one or both 25 or over) £498.89 £498.89

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