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Universal Credit Rates

Universal Credit Rates

Universal Credit Rates 2021/22

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

Element

 

2021/22 rates per month

Standard Allowance

Single claimant under 25

£344.00

 

Single claimant 25 and over

£411.51

 

Joint claimants, both under 25

£490.60

 

Joint claimants, either/both 25 and over

£596.58

Child Element

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

£282.50

 

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

£237.08

Additional amount for disabled child or qualifying young person

Lower rate

£128.89

 

Higher rate

£402.41

Limited capability for work

(Only for claims started before April 2017)

£128.89

Limited capability for work & work related activity

 

£343.63

Carer element

 

£163.73

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)

No responsibility for a child or qualifying young person

£0

 

Responsible for one or more children or qualifying young people

£515

 

Limited capability for work

£515

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

No responsibility for a child or qualifying young person

£0

 

Responsible for one or more children or qualifying young people

£293

 

Limited capability for work

£293

 

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