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Universal Credit Rates

Universal Credit Rates

Universal Credit Rates 2018-19

Below are the rates used to work out how much Universal Credit you might be entitled to.

Element

 

2018-19 rates per month

Standard Allowance

Single claimant under 25

£251.77

 

Single claimant 25 and over

£317.82

 

Joint claimants, both under 25

£395.20

 

Joint claimants, either/both 25 and over

£498.89

Child Element

1st child or qualifying young person (if born before 6 April 2017)

£277.08

 

2nd & subsequent child or qualifying young person. First child as well if born on or after 6 April 2017.

£231.67

Additional amount for disabled child or qualifying young person

Lower rate

£126.11

 

Higher rate

£383.86

Limited capability for work

(Only for claims started before 3 April 2017)

£126.11

Limited capability for work & work related activity

 

£328.32

Carer element

 

£156.45

Childcare costs element

Maximum amount of childcare costs for one child (UC pays up to 85% or maximum whichever is lower)

£646.35

 

Maximum amount for 2 or more children (UC pays up to 85% or maximum whichever is lower)

£1,108.04

Capital limits

Lower limit

£6,000

 

Upper limit

£16,000

 

Tariff income

£4.35 per £250 of income (or part of £250) between the lower limit and upper limit

Higher work allowance (where the UC award does not contain any housing costs element)

Single claimant – no responsibility for a child or qualifying young person

£0

 

Single claimant – responsible for one or more children or qualifying young people

£409

 

Single claimant – limited capability for work

£409

 

Joint claimants – neither responsible for a child or qualifying young person

£0

 

Joint claimants – responsible for one or more children or qualifying young people

£409

 

Joint claimants – one or both have limited capability for work

£409

Lower work allowance (where the UC award contains housing costs element)

Single claimant – no responsibility for a child or qualifying young person

£0

 

Single claimant – responsible for one or more children or qualifying young people

£198

 

Single claimant – limited capability for work

£198

 

Joint claimants – neither responsible for a child or qualifying young person

£0

 

Joint claimants – responsible for one or more children or qualifying young people

£198

 

Joint claimants – one or both have limited capability for work

£198

 

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