Retirement benefits: rates and thresholds

People affected by dementia may be entitled to retirement benefits. Find out about the current rates and thresholds here. 

This page provides details of benefits rates and savings thresholds as of April 2018. It is designed to be used in conjunction with other Alzheimer’s Society information about benefits and how to apply for them, especially our page on retirement benefits.

New state pension

Full rate is £164.35 weekly.

Old state pension

Basic pension £125.95.

Pension credit

Standard minimum guarantee

Single person £163.00 weekly

Couple £248.80 weekly

Additional amount for severe disability is £64.30 weekly per qualifying person.

Additional amount for carers is £36.00 weekly.

Savings credit (maximum payable)

Single person £13.40 weekly

Couple £14.99 weekly

 

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