Benefits for people of working age: rates and thresholds
People affected by dementia who are unable to work may be entitled to certain benefits. This page explains the current rates and thresholds.
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This page provides details of benefits rates and savings thresholds from April 2020 to March 2021.
Employment and support allowance (ESA)
If aged 25 or over: £74.35 weekly
If aged 18–24: £58.90 weekly
Work-related activity component: £29.55 weekly
Support component: £39.20 weekly
Long-term (after 52 weeks): £112.25 weekly
Statutory sick pay
Standard rate: £95.85 weekly (you need to be earning at least £120 a week to qualify).
Income support is available to people over the age of 16 until they are eligible for Pension credit. You need to have capital (savings and other assets) of less than £16,000 to be able to claim.
Personal allowance (if aged over 25): £74.35 weekly
Couple (both aged over 18): £116.80 weekly
Enhanced disability premium: £17.10 weekly
Severe disability premium: £66.95 weekly
People who have reached State pension age should claim Pension credit instead of Income support.
Income support and Income-related Employment and support allowance are being replaced by Universal credit. New claims for these are not normally accepted. If you are currently receiving these benefits, at some point you will be invited to claim Universal credit instead.