Benefits rates and income/savings thresholds

5. Carers' needs

Carer’s allowance is £62.70 weekly (earnings threshold is £116 – if you earn £116 a week or more after deductions, you are not entitled to claim).

Retirement

Basic pension is £122.30 weekly.

Pension credit

Standard minimum guarantee

Single person £159.35 weekly

Couple £243.25 weekly

Additional amount for severe disability is £62.45 weekly per qualifying person.

Additional amount for carers is £34.95 weekly.

Savings credit (maximum payable)

Single person £13.20 weekly

Couple £14.90 weekly