You get a basic payment (a ‘personal allowance’) and extra payments (premiums) on top of this. Your income and any savings (over £5,999) can affect how much you get.
|Single||16 to 24||£57.35|
|Single||25 or over||£72.40|
|Lone parent||16 to 17||£ 57.35|
|Lone parent||18 or over||£72.40|
|Couples||Both under 18||£56.80|
|Couples||One under 18, the other 18 to 24||£56.80|
|Couples||One under 18, the other 25 or over||£71.70|
|Couples||Both 18 or over||£112.55|
You can get between £15.55 and £122.20 extra depending on your circumstances - eg if you’re a pensioner, disabled or a lone parent with a disabled child.
Use a benefits calculator to work out how much you can get.
How you’re paid
Payments are usually made every 2 weeks.
All benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into an account, eg a bank account.
The benefit cap limits the amount of benefit that most people aged 16 to 64 can get. Some individual benefits aren’t affected, but it may affect the total amount of benefit you get.