Budget 2008 - Schedule For Increases

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Pensioners who are paid by electronic methods will receive their increase in full from January 2008.

Increases for recipients of Jobseeker's Benefit/Allowance, Illness/Maternity Benefit, One-Parent Family Payment, Family Income Supplement, Farm Assist and Supplementary Welfare Allowance will be paid in full from January 2008.


Recipients of certain long-term payments (who are paid by payable order book) such as Widow(er)’s Pensions, Carer’s Allowance and Invalidity Pension will receive their increase in mid-February backdated to January along with their new payable order books.

Increases for certain other long-term payments such as State Pensions and Disability Allowance will be paid by a special once-off payment in mid-February to cover 12 weeks payment to end-March when new payable order books will be issued.


Child Benefit customers will receive their increase from April 2008.

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Last modified:25/11/2008

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