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 2019 to March 2020.
Employment and support allowance (ESA)
If aged 25 or over £73.10 weekly
If aged 18–24 £57.90 weekly
Work-related activity component £29.05 weekly
Support component £38.55 weekly
Long-term (after 52 weeks) £112.25 weekly
Statutory sick pay
Standard rate £94.25 weekly (you need to be earning at least £118 a week to qualify).
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) £73.10 weekly
Couple (both aged over 18) £114.85 weekly
Enhanced disability premium £16.80 weekly
Severe disability premium £65.85 weekly
People who have reached State pension age should claim Pension credit instead of Income support.