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Child Benefit

See leaflet SW42

 

Rate per Month
Pre April 2003

Rate from April 2003

1 st and 2 nd Child

�117.60

�125.60

3 rd and subsequent children

�147.30

�157.30

ALL Multiple Births:

Special Grants

Rate of Payment

 

- Birth

�635.00

 

- At age 4

�635.00

 

- At age 12

�635.00

Twins -
Child Benefit will be payable at one and a half times (150%) the normal monthly rate for each child.

All Other Multiple Births -
Double the normal monthly rate of Child Benefit is payable.

Maternity Benefit

from 30 December - see booklet SW11

Adoptive Benefit

from 30 December - see booklet SW37

 

Rate per week

MAXIMUM rate

�232.40

MINIMUM rate

�141.60

The rate payable is 70% of your earnings in the relevant tax year subject to a reckonable earnings ceiling.

Health and Safety Benefit

from 30 December - see booklet SW21

 

Rate per week

PERSONAL RATE

�124.80

Increases:

- Qualified Adult

�82.80

- EACH Child Dependant

Full Rate*

�16.80

Half Rate*

�8.40

* An increase of �16.80 is payable for each child dependant if you are in receipt of a payment for a qualified adult. Where you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, half rate child dependant increases may be payable.

Health and Safety Benefit rates are graduated according to earnings as follows:

Average Weekly Earnings

Personal Rate

Qualified Adult Increase

- Less than �44.44

�56.10

�53.70

- �44.44 and less than �63.49

�80.60

�53.70

- �63.49 and less than �88.88

�97.80

�53.70

- �88.88 or more

�124.80

�82.80

Orphan's (Contributory) Allowance

from 3 January - see booklet SW48

 

Rate per week

Rate payable per Orphan

�97.00

Orphan's (Non-Contributory) Pension

from 3 January - see booklet SW48

Where the weekly means as assessed 
by the Department are:

Rate per week

Up to �7.60

97.00

Over �7.60 and up to �10.10

94.50

Over �10.10 and up to �12.60

92.00

Over �12.60 and up to �15.10

89.50

Over �15.10 and up to �17.60

87.00

Over �17.60 and up to �20.10

84.50

Over �20.10 and up to �22.60

82.00

Over �22.60 and up to �25.10

79.50

Over �25.10 and up to �27.60

77.00

Over �27.60 and up to �30.10

74.50

Over �30.10 and up to �32.60

72.00

Over �32.60 and up to �35.10

69.50

Over �35.10 and up to �37.60

67.00

Over �37.60 and up to �40.10

64.50

Over �40.10 and up to �42.60

62.00

Over �42.60 and up to �45.10

59.50

Over �45.10 and up to �47.60

57.00

Over �47.60 and up to �50.10

54.50

Over �50.10 and up to �52.60

52.00

Over �52.60 and up to �55.10

49.50

Over �55.10 and up to �57.60

47.00

Over �57.60 and up to �60.10

44.50

Over �60.10 and up to �62.60

42.00

Over �62.60 and up to �65.10

39.50

Over �65.10 and up to �67.60

37.00

Over �67.60 and up to �70.10

34.50

Over �70.10 and up to �72.60

32.00

Over �72.60 and up to �75.10

29.50

Over �75.10 and up to �77.60

27.00

Over �77.60 and up to �80.10

24.50

Over �80.10 and up to �82.60

22.00

Over �82.60 and up to �85.10

19.50

Over �85.10 and up to �87.60

17.00

Over �87.60 and up to �90.10

14.50

Over �90.10 and up to �92.60

12.00

Over �92.60 and up to �95.10

9.50

Over �95.10 and up to �97.60

7.00

Over �97.60 and up to �100.10

4.50


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