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Child Benefit

See leaflet SW42

 

Rate per month before April 2008

Rate per month from April 2008

1 st and 2 nd Child

�160.00

�166.00

3 rd and subsequent children

�195.00

�203.00

Multiple births

Special Grants

Rate of Payment

 

- Birth

�635.00

 

- At age 4

�635.00

 

- At age 12

�635.00

Twins - Child Benefit is paid 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 paid.

Early Childcare Supplement*

 

Rate

Annual Rate for each child (paid at a rate of �275 per quarter)

�1,100.00

*Early Childcare Supplement is a payment to assist with childcare costs of children under 6 years. Payment is made automatically if Child Benefit is being paid for a child under 6 years.

Maternity Benefit

from 31 December 2007 - see booklet SW11

Adoptive Benefit

from 31 December 2007 - see booklet SW37

 

Rate per week

Maximum rate

�280.00

Minimum rate

�221.80

The rate payable is 80% of your earnings in the relevant tax year subject to a reckonable earnings ceiling.

Health and Safety Benefit

from 31 December 2007 - see booklet SW21

 

Rate per week

Personal rate

�197.80

Increases:

- Increase for a Qualified Adult

�131.30

- Each qualified child

Full rate*

�24.00

Half-rate*

�12.00

* You can get an increase of �24.00 for each qualified child if you qualify for 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, if your spouse or partner has income of �400 or less per week.

Health & Safety Benefit rates are graduated according to earnings in the relevant tax year.

Average weekly earnings

Personal rate

Increase for Qualified Adult 

- Less than �80.00

�88.90

�85.10

- �80.00 and less than �125.00

�127.80

�85.10

- �125.00 and less than �150.00

�155.00

�85.10

- �150.00 or more

�197.80

�131.30

Guardian's Payment (Contributory)

from 4 January - see booklet SW115

 

Rate per week

Rate per orphan

�170.00

Guardian's Payment (Non-Contributory)

from 4 January - see booklet SW115

Weekly means, as assessed by us:

Rate per week

Up to �7.60

�170.00

Over �7.60 and up to �10.10

�167.50

Over �10.10 and up to �12.60

�165.00

Over �12.60 and up to �15.10

�162.50

Over �15.10 and up to �17.60

�160.00

Over �17.60 and up to �20.10

�157.50

Over �20.10 and up to �22.60

�155.00

Over �22.60 and up to �25.10

�152.50

Over �25.10 and up to �27.60

�150.00

Over �27.60 and up to �30.10

�147.50

Over �30.10 and up to �32.60

�145.00

Over �32.60 and up to �35.10

�142.50

Over �35.10 and up to �37.60

�140.00

Over �37.60 and up to �40.10

�137.50

Over �40.10 and up to �42.60

�135.00

Over �42.60 and up to �45.10

�132.50

Over �45.10 and up to �47.60

�130.00

Over �47.60 and up to �50.10

�127.50

Over �50.10 and up to �52.60

�125.00

Over �52.60 and up to �55.10

�122.50

Over �55.10 and up to �57.60

�120.00

Over �57.60 and up to �60.10

�117.50

Over �60.10 and up to �62.60

�115.00

Over �62.60 and up to �65.10

�112.50

Over �65.10 and up to �67.60

�110.00

Over �67.60 and up to �70.10

�107.50

Over �70.10 and up to �72.60

�105.00

Over �72.60 and up to �75.10

�102.50

Over �75.10 and up to �77.60

�100.00

Over �77.60 and up to �80.10

�97.50

Over �80.10 and up to �82.60

�95.00

Over �82.60 and up to �85.10

�92.50

Over �85.10 and up to �87.60

�90.00

Over �87.60 and up to �90.10

�87.50

Over �90.10 and up to �92.60

�85.00

Over �92.60 and up to �95.10

�82.50

Over �95.10 and up to �97.60

�80.00

Over �97.60 and up to �100.10

�77.50

Over �100.10 and up to �102.60

�75.00

Over �102.60 and up to �105.10

�72.50

Over �105.10 and up to �107.60

�70.00

Over �107.60 and up to �110.10

�67.50

Over �110.10 and up to �112.60

�65.00

Over �112.60 and up to �115.10

�62.50

Over �115.10 and up to �117.60

�60.00

Over �117.60 and up to �120.10

�57.50

Over �120.10 and up to �122.60

�55.00

Over �122.60 and up to �125.10

�52.50

Over �125.10 and up to �127.60

�50.00

Over �127.60 and up to �130.10

�47.50

Over �130.10 and up to �132.60

�45.00

Over �132.60 and up to �135.10

�42.50

Over �135.10 and up to �137.60

�40.00

Over �137.60 and up to �140.10

�37.50

Over �140.10 and up to �142.60

�35.00

Over �142.60 and up to �145.10

�32.50

Over �145.10 and up to �147.60

�30.00

Over �147.60 and up to �150.10

�27.50

Over �150.10 and up to �152.60

�25.00

Over �152.60 and up to �155.10

�22.50

Over �155.10 and up to �157.60

�20.00

Over �157.60 and up to �160.10

�17.50

Over �160.10 and up to �162.60

�15.00

Over �162.60 and up to �165.10

�12.50

Over �165.10 and up to �167.60

�10.00

Over �167.60 and up to �170.10

�7.50

Over �170.10 and up to �172.60

�5.00

Over �172.60 and up to �175.10

�2.50

Back to School Clothing & Footwear Allowance

See booklet SW75


The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance is paid to parents whose income limits are at or below the following amounts:

Couple with:

Income limit

Lone Parent with:

Income limit

- 1 child

   �497.00

1 child

    �348.00

- 2 children

   �521.00

2 children

    �372.00

- 3 children

   �545.00

3 children

    �396.00

- 4 children

* �569.00

4 children

*  �420.00

* Limit is increased by �24.00 for each additional child

 

Rate payable

- Rate for each child aged 2 - 11

�200.00

- Rate for each child aged 12 - 17**

�305.00

** This is also paid for children aged 18 - 22 if they are in full-time education, for whom a qualified child increase is payable.


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