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State Pension (Contributory)/State Pension (Transition)


State Pension (Contributory) Rates
from 2 January 2009
Yearly Average Contributions Personal Rate Per Week Increase for Qualified Adult Aged under 66 Rate per Week Increase for Qualified Adult Aged 66 or Over Rate per Week (see Note3)
48 or over
�230.30
�153.50
�206.30
20 - 47
�225.80
�153.50
�206.30
15 - 19
�172.70
�115.10 (see Note 1)
�154.70 (see Note 1)
10 - 14
�115.20
�76.80 (see Note 1)
�103.20 (see Note1)

State Pension (Transition) Rates from 1 January 2009
Yearly Average Contributions Personal Rate Per Week Increase for Qualified Adult Aged under 66 Rate per Week Increase for Qualified Adult Aged 66 or Over Rate per Week (see Note3)
48 or over
�230.30
�153.50
�206.30
24 - 47
�225.80
�153.50
�206.30

Note1:
These Increases for Qualified Adult rates apply to claims made after 6 April 2001. For persons getting similar reduced personal rates before 6 April 2001, the following Increases for Qualified Adult Rates apply:

  • Aged under 66:    �123.00
  • Aged 66 or over:  �154.70

Qualified Child
Increases: Rate per week
  • Each Qualified Child
Full rate: �26.00 (see Note2)
  • Each Qualified Child
Half-rate: �13.00 (see Note2)

Note2:
You can get an increase of �26.00 for each qualified child if you get an increase for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate qualified child increase.

Additional Benefits
Extra Benefits Rate per week
  • Living Alone Increase for people age 66 or over
�7.70
  • Extra increase for people age 80 or over
�10.00
  • Increase for people age 66 or over, living on certain offshore islands
�12.70

Note3:
You may get a reduced rate increase if your spouse or partner has earnings or income in excess of �100.00 and up to �310.00 gross per week, (see Appendix).

State Pension (Non-Contributory)

State Pension (Non-Contributory) from 2 January 2009
Weekly means as assessed by us: Personal rate Increase per week for spouse/partner aged under 66
Up to �30.00
�219.00
�144.70
Over �30.00 and up to �32.50
�216.50
�143.00
Over �32.50 and up to �35.00
�214.00
�141.40
Over �35.00 and up to �37.50
�211.50
�139.70
Over �37.50 and up to �40.00
�209.00
�138.10
Over �40.00 and up to �42.50
�206.50
�136.40
Over �42.50 and up to �45.00
�204.00
�134.80
Over �45.00 and up to �47.50
�201.50
�133.10
Over �47.50 and up to �50.00
�199.00
�131.50
Over �50.00 and up to �52.50
�196.50
�129.80
Over �52.50 and up to �55.00
�194.00
�128.20
Over �55.00 and up to �57.50
�191.50
�126.50
Over �57.50 and up to �60.00
�189.00
�124.90
Over �60.00 and up to �62.50
�186.50
�123.20
Over �62.50 and up to �65.00
�184.00
�121.60
Over �65.00 and up to �67.50
�181.50
�119.90
Over �67.50 and up to �70.00
�179.00
�118.30
Over �70.00 and up to �72.50
�176.50
�116.60
Over �72.50 and up to �75.00
�174.00
�115.00
Over �75.00 and up to �77.50
�171.50
�113.30
Over �77.50 and up to �80.00
�169.00
�111.70
Over �80.00 and up to �82.50
�166.50
�110.00
Over �82.50 and up to �85.00
�164.00
�108.40
Over �85.00 and up to �87.50
�161.50
�106.70
Over �87.50 and up to �90.00
�159.00
�105.10
Over �90.00 and up to �92.50
�156.50
�103.40
Over �92.50 and up to �95.00
�154.00
�101.80
Over �95.00 and up to �97.50
�151.50
�100.10
Over �97.50 and up to �100.00
�149.00
�98.40
Over �100.00 and up to �102.50
�146.50
�96.80
Over �102.50 and up to �105.00
�144.00
�95.10
Over �105.00 and up to �107.50
�141.50
�93.50
Over �107.50 and up to �110.00
�139.00
�91.80
Over �110.00 and up to �112.50
�136.50
�90.20
Over �112.50 and up to �115.00
�134.00
�88.50
Over �115.00 and up to �117.50
�131.50
�86.90
Over �117.50 and up to �120.00
�129.00
�85.20
Over �120.00 and up to �122.50
�126.50
�83.60
Over �122.50 and up to �125.00
�124.00
�81.90
Over �125.00 and up to �127.50
�121.50
�80.30
Over �127.50 and up to �130.00
�119.00
�78.60
Over �130.00 and up to �132.50
�116.50
�77.00
Over �132.50 and up to �135.00
�114.00
�75.30
Over �135.00 and up to �137.50
�111.50
�73.70
Over �137.50 and up to �140.00
�109.00
�72.00
Over �140.00 and up to �142.50
�106.50
�70.40
Over �142.50 and up to �145.00
�104.00
�68.70
Over �145.00 and up to �147.50
�101.50
�67.10
Over �147.50 and up to �150.00
�99.00
�65.40
Over �150.00 and up to �152.50
�96.50
�63.80
Over �152.50 and up to �155.00
�94.00
�62.10
Over �155.00 and up to �157.50
�91.50
�60.50
Over �157.50 and up to �160.00
�89.00
�58.80
Over �160.00 and up to �162.50
�86.50
�57.20
Over �162.50 and up to �165.00
�84.00
�55.50
Over �165.00 and up to �167.50
�81.50
�53.80
Over �167.50 and up to �170.00
�79.00
�52.20
Over �170.00 and up to �172.50
�76.50
�50.50
Over �172.50 and up to �175.00
�74.00
�48.90
Over �175.00 and up to �177.50
�71.50
�47.20
Over �177.50 and up to �180.00
�69.00
�45.60
Over �180.00 and up to �182.50
�66.50
�43.90
Over �182.50 and up to �185.00
�64.00
�42.30
Over �185.00 and up to �187.50
�61.50
�40.60
Over �187.50 and up to �190.00
�59.00
�39.00
Over �190.00 and up to �192.50
�56.50
�37.30
Over �192.50 and up to �195.00
�54.00
�35.70
Over �195.00 and up to �197.50
�51.50
�34.00
Over �197.50 and up to �200.00
�49.00
�32.40
Over �200.00 and up to �202.50
�46.50
�30.70
Over �202.50 and up to �205.00
�44.00
�29.10
Over �205.00 and up to �207.50
�41.50
�27.40
Over �207.50 and up to �210.00
�39.00
�25.80
Over �210.00 and up to �212.50
�36.50
�24.10
Over �212.50 and up to �215.00
�34.00
�22.50
Over �215.00 and up to �217.50
�31.50
�20.80
Over �217.50 and up to �220.00
�29.00
�19.20
Over �220.00 and up to �222.50
�26.50
�17.50
Over �222.50 and up to �225.00
�24.00
�15.90
Over �225.00 and up to �227.50
�21.50
�14.20
Over �227.50 and up to �230.00
�19.00
�12.60
Over �230.00 and up to �232.50
�16.50
�10.90
Over �232.50 and up to �235.00
�14.00
�9.30
Over �235.00 and up to �237.50
�11.50
�7.60
Over �237.50 and up to �240.00
�9.00
�5.90
Over �240.00 and up to �242.50
�6.50
�4.30
Over �242.50 and up to �245.00
�4.00
�2.60
Over �245.00
Nil
Nil

Qualified Child
Increases: Rate per week
  • Each Qualified Child
Full rate: �26.00
  • Each Qualified Child
Half-rate: �13.00

Additional Benefits
Extra Benefits Rate per week
  • Living Alone Increase for people age 66 or over
�7.70
  • Extra increase for people age 80 or over
�10.00
  • Increase for people age 66 or over, living on certain offshore islands
�12.70

Pre-Retirement Allowance

(From 24 December 2008)

Please Note:
Pre-Retirement Allowance was abolished for all new customers from the 4th July 2007.

Maximum Personal Rate per Week: 
�204.30

Increases

Increase for Qualified Adult: �135.60
( Note: If you were in receipt of Pre-Retirement Allowance (PRETA) prior to 26 September 2007, you may get a reduced rate increase if your spouse or partner has earnings or income in excess of �100.00 and up to �310.00 gross per week, (see Appendix)

Each Qualified Child:

  • Full Rate �26.00
  • Half-rate �13.00

( Note:You can get an increase of �26.00 for each qualified child if you get an increase for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate qualified child increase.)

Last modified:11/05/2009
 

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