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Increase for Qualified Adult rates for State Pension (Transition) and State Pension (Contributory)

You can get an increase for your spouse or partner, as follows, if your personal rate is based on:

  • a yearly average of 20 or more contributions for State Pension(Contributory) or
  • a yearly average of 24 or more contributions for State Pension(Transition).

Increase for Qualified Adult
Spouse or partner's gross weekly income or earnings

Age 65 or
under
Rate per week

Age 66 or
over
Rate per week

� Up to �100
�153.50
�206.30
� From �100.01 to �110.00
�146.50
�196.90
� From �110.01 to �120.00
�139.50
�187.50
� From �120.01 to �130.00
�132.50
�178.10
� From �130.01 to �140.00
�125.50
�168.70
� From �140.01 to �150.00
�118.50
�159.30
� From �150.01 to �160.00
�111.50
�149.90
� From �160.01 to �170.00
�104.50
�140.50
� From �170.01 to �180.00
�97.50
�131.10
� From �180.01 to �190.00
�90.50
�121.70
� From �190.01 to �200.00
�83.50
�112.30
� From �200.01 to �210.00
�76.50
�102.90
� From �210.01 to �220.00
�69.50
�93.50
� From �220.01 to �230.00
�62.50
�84.10
� From �230.01 to �240.00
�55.50
�74.70
� From �240.01 to �250.00
�48.50
�65.30
� From �250.01 to �260.00
�41.50
�55.90
� From �260.01 to �270.00
�34.50
�46.50
� From �270.01 to �280.00
�27.50
�37.10
� From �280.01 to �290.00
�20.50
�27.70
� From �290.01 to �300.00
�13.50
�18.30
� From �300.01 to �310.00
�6.50
�8.90
� Over �310.00
Nil
Nil

Increase for Qualified Adult rates for State Pension (Contributory)

For claims made on or after 6 April 2001

If you are getting State Pension (Contributory) where your personal rate is based on a yearly average of 15 - 19 contributions ( see Payments for Retired or Older People), you can get an increase for your spouse or partner as follows:

Increase for Qualified Adult
Spouse or partner's gross weekly income or earnings
Age 65 or
under
Rate per week

Age 66 or
over
Rate per week

� Up to �100.00
�115.10
�154.70
� From �100.01 to �110.00
�109.80
�147.60
� From �110.01 to �120.00
�104.50
�140.50
� From �120.01 to �130.00
�99.20
�133.40
� From �130.01 to �140.00
�93.90
�126.30
� From �140.01 to �150.00
�88.60
�119.20
� From �150.01 to �160.00
�83.30
�112.10
� From �160.01 to �170.00
�78.00
�105.00
� From �170.01 to �180.00
�72.70
�97.90
� From �180.01 to �190.00
�67.40
�90.80
� From �190.01 to �200.00
�62.10
�83.70
� From �200.01 to �210.00
�56.80
�76.60
� From �210.01 to �220.00
�51.50
�69.50
� From �220.01 to �230.00
�46.20
�62.40
� From �230.01 to �240.00
�40.90
�55.30
� From �240.01 to �250.00
�35.60
�48.20
� From �250.01 to �260.00
�30.30
�41.10
� From �260.01 to �270.00
�25.00
�34.00
� From �270.01 to �280.00
�19.70
�26.90
� From �280.01 to �290.00
�14.40
�19.80
� From �290.01 to �300.00
�9.10
�12.70
� From �300.01 to �310.00
�3.80
�5.60
� Over �310.00
Nil
Nil

Increase for Qualified Adult rates for State Pension (Contributory)

For claims made on or after 6 April 2001

If you are getting State Pension (Contributory) where your personal rate is based on a yearly average of 10 - 14 contributions ( see Payments for Retired or Older People), you can get an increase for your spouse or partner, as follows:

Increase for Qualified Adult
Spouse or partner's gross weekly income or earnings
Age 65 or
under
Rate per week

Age 66 or
over
Rate per week

� Up to �100.00
�76.80
�103.20
� From �100.01 to �110.00
�73.30
�98.50
� From �110.01 to �120.00
�69.80
�93.80
� From �120.01 to �130.00
�66.30
�89.10
� From �130.01 to �140.00
�62.80
�84.40
� From �140.01 to �150.00
�59.30
�79.70
� From �150.01 to �160.00
�55.80
�75.00
� From �160.01 to �170.00
�52.30
�70.30
� From �170.01 to �180.00
�48.80
�65.60
� From �180.01 to �190.00
�45.30
�60.90
� From �190.01 to �200.00
�41.80
�56.20
� From �200.01 to �210.00
�38.30
�51.50
� From �210.01 to �220.00
�34.80
�46.80
� From �220.01 to �230.00
�31.30
�42.10
� From �230.01 to �240.00
�27.80
�37.40
� From �240.01 to �250.00
�24.30
�32.70
� From �250.01 to �260.00
�20.80
�28.00
� From �260.01 to �270.00
�17.30
�23.30
� From �270.01 to �280.00
�13.80
�18.60
� From �280.01 to �290.00
�10.30
�13.90
� From �290.01 to �300.00
�6.80
�9.20
� From �300.01 to �310.00
�3.30
�4.50
� Over �310.00
Nil
Nil

Increase for Qualified Adult rates for State Pension (Contributory)

For claims made before 6 April 2001

If you are getting State Pension (Contributory) where your personal rate is based on a yearly average of less than 20 contributions ( see Payments for Retired or Older People), you can get an increase for your spouse or partner, as follows:

Increase for Qualified Adult
Spouse or partner's gross weekly income or earnings
Age 65 or
under
Rate per week
Age 66 or
over
Rate per week
� Up to �100.00
�123.00
�154.70
� From �100.01 to �110.00
�117.20
�147.60
� From �110.01 to �120.00
�111.40
�140.50
� From �120.01 to �130.00
�105.60
�133.40
� From �130.01 to �140.00
�99.80
�126.30
� From �140.01 to �150.00
�94.00
�119.20
� From �150.01 to �160.00
�88.20
�112.10
� From �160.01 to �170.00
�82.40
�105.00
� From �170.01 to �180.00
�76.60
�97.90
� From �180.01 to �190.00
�70.80
�90.80
� From �190.01 to �200.00
�65.00
�83.70
� From �200.01 to �210.00
�59.20
�76.60
� From �210.01 to �220.00
�53.40
�69.50
� From �220.01 to �230.00
�47.60
�62.40
� From �230.01 to �240.00
�41.80
�55.30
� From �240.01 to �250.00
�36.00
�48.20
� From �250.01 to �260.00
�30.20
�41.10
� From �260.01 to �270.00
�24.40
�34.00
� From �270.01 to �280.00
�18.60
�26.90
� From �280.01 to �290.00
�12.80
�19.80
� From �290.01 to �300.00
�7.00
�12.70
� From �300.01 to �310.00
�1.20
�5.60
� Over �310.00
Nil
Nil

Increase for a Qualified Adult rates for Invalidity Pension

If you are getting Invalidity Pension, you can get an increase for your spouse or partner, as follows:

Increase for Qualified Adult
Spouse or partner's gross weekly income or earnings
Age 65 or
under
Rate per week
Age 66 or
over
Rate per week
� Up to �100.00
�149.70
�206.30
� From �100.01 to �110.00
�142.90
�196.90
� From �110.01 to �120.00
�136.10
�187.50
� From �120.01 to �130.00
�129.30
�178.10
� From �130.01 to �140.00
�122.50
�168.70
� From �140.01 to �150.00
�115.70
�159.30
� From �150.01 to �160.00
�108.90
�149.90
� From �160.01 to �170.00
�102.10
�140.50
� From �170.01 to �180.00
�95.30
�131.10
� From �180.01 to �190.00
�88.50
�121.70
� From �190.01 to �200.00
�81.70
�112.30
� From �200.01 to �210.00
�74.90
�102.90
� From �210.01 to �220.00
�68.10
�93.50
� From �220.01 to �230.00
�61.30
�84.10
� From �230.01 to �240.00
�54.50
�74.70
� From �240.01 to �250.00
�47.70
�65.30
� From �250.01 to �260.00
�40.90
�55.90
� From �260.01 to �270.00
�34.10
�46.50
� From �270.01 to �280.00
�27.30
�37.10
� From �280.01 to �290.00
�20.50
�27.70
� From �290.01 to �300.00
�13.70
�18.30
� From �300.01 to �310.00
�6.90
�8.90
� Over �310.00
Nil
Nil

Increase for a Qualified Adult (IQA)

If you are getting one of the payments listed below, you may get an increase for your spouse or partner.

Illness Benefit, Jobseeker's Benefit, Occupational Injury Benefit, Health and Safety Benefit, Incapacity Supplement, Disability Allowance*, Jobseeker's Allowance*, Pre-Retirement Allowance* and Farm Assist*

Increase for Qualified Adult
Spouse or partner's gross weekly income or earnings
Rate per week
� Up to �100.00
�135.60
� From �100.01 to �110.00
�130.20
� From �110.01 to �120.00
�124.80
� From �120.01 to �130.00
�118.50
� From �130.01 to �140.00
�112.20
� From �140.01 to �150.00
�105.90
� From �150.01 to �160.00
�99.60
� From �160.01 to �170.00
�93.30
� From �170.01 to �180.00
�87.00
� From �180.01 to �190.00
�80.70
� From �190.01 to �200.00
�74.40
� From �200.01 to �210.00
�68.10
� From �210.01 to �220.00
�61.80
� From �220.01 to �230.00
�55.50
� From �230.01 to �240.00
�49.20
� From �240.01 to �250.00
�42.90
� From �250.01 to �260.00
�36.60
� From �260.01 to �270.00
�30.30
� From �270.01 to �280.00
�24.00
� From �280.01 to �290.00
�17.70
� From �290.01 to �300.00
�11.40
� From �300.01 to �310.00
�5.10
� Over �310.00
Nil

*In the case of these four schemes, this table applies only to certain claims made prior to 26 September 2007.

Illness or Jobseeker's or Health and Safety Benefit only

If you are getting a reduced rate of Illness or Jobseeker�s or Health and Safety Benefit, you can get an increase for your spouse or partner, as follows:

Increase for Qualified Adult
Spouse or partner's gross weekly income or earnings
Rate per week
� Up to �100.00
�87.90
� From �100.01 to �110.00
�83.90
� From �110.01 to �120.00
�79.90
� From �120.01 to �130.00
�75.90
� From �130.01 to �140.00
�71.90
� From �140.01 to �150.00
�67.90
� From �150.01 to �160.00
�63.90
� From �160.01 to �170.00
�59.90
� From �170.01 to �180.00
�55.90
� From �180.01 to �190.00
�51.90
� From �190.01 to �200.00
�47.90
� From �200.01 to �210.00
�43.90
� From �210.01 to �220.00
�39.90
� From �220.01 to �230.00
�35.90
� From �230.01 to �240.00
�31.90
� From �240.01 to �250.00
�27.90
� From �250.01 to �260.00
�23.90
� From �260.01 to �270.00
�19.90
� From �270.01 to �280.00
�15.90
� From �280.01 to �290.00
�11.90
� From �290.01 to �300.00
�7.90
� From �300.01 to �310.00
�3.90
� Over �310.00
Nil
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