Social Security Benefits

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 28th June 2010.

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Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the monetary value of each benefit to be paid by his Department (a) under current uprating rules and (b) uprated in line with the consumer price index in each year to 2015-16.

Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information requested is provided in the following table for the main working-age benefits(1) paid by the Department for Work and Pensions that will now be uprated by the consumer price index as announced in the recent emergency budget.

These rates are estimated using the Office for Budget Responsibility's forecasts for growth and are consistent with the analysis published in the Budget Report 22nd June 2010. These rates are indicative only as actual levels of inflation are likely to differ from forecasts.

2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Attendance and disability living allowances-highest rates RPI uprating 73.40 75.90 78.20 80.70 83.45
CPI uprating 73.45 75.35 76.80 78.35 79.90
Carer's allowance RPI uprating 55.40 57.30 59.00 60.90 62.95
CPI uprating 55.45 56.90 58.00 59.15 60.35
Employment support allowance RPI (Rossi) uprating 68.40 70.45 72.15 73.95 75.80
CPI uprating 67.35 69.10 70.40 71.80 73.25
Industrial injuries disablement benefit-100% rate RPI uprating 149.75 154.85 159.50 164.60 170.20
CPI uprating 150.05 153.95 156.90 160.05 163.25
Jobseeker's allowance and income support RPI(Rossi) uprating 68.40 70.45 72.15 73.95 75.80
CPI uprating 67.35 69.10 70.40 71.80 73.25
Bereavement benefit-basic component RPI uprating 101.85 105.30 108.45 111.90 115.70
CPI uprating 100.50 103.10 105.05 107.15 109.30
(1) From 2011 the only main pensioner benefit subject to uprating by reference to price inflation will be the additional state pension. Additional state pension is mainly earnings related and therefore payable at a wide variety of rates.

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