State Benefit Rates and National Minimum Wage Rates

  Weekly Benefit
  2012/13 2011/12
Basic Retirement Pension    
Single person £107.45 £102.15
Couple £171.85 £163.35
Child Benefit    
First eligible child £20.30 £20.30
Each subsequent child £13.40 £13.40
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)    
Average weekly earnings £107 or over (2011/12 £102) £85.85 £81.60
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)    
90% of average weekly pay First 6 weeks First 6 weeks
Maximum £135.45 (2011/12 £128.73). Minimum 90% average weekly pay Next 33 weeks Next 33 weeks
Minimum rate £96.30 £91.80
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) 39 weeks 39 weeks
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)* 2 weeks 2 weeks
Both SAP and SPP    
90% of average weekly pay Max £135.45
Min £96.30
Max £128.73
Min £91.80
 
Jobseekers Allowance    
Single person £71.00 £67.50
Couple £111.45 £105.95
National Minimum Wage** From 1 October 2012 From 1 October 2011
  21 and over £6.19 p.h. £6.08 p.h.
18 – 20 £4.98 p.h. £4.98 p.h.
16 and 17 £3.98 p.h. £3.68 p.h.
Apprentices** £2.65 p.h. £2.60 p.h.

* Additional statutory paternity pay (ASPP) may be available on or after 3 April 2011.

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

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