Each year the government sets the weekly amounts you could receive if you claim a benefit (or monthly for Universal Credit). The amounts usually update each April. This will show what you could be eligible for based on your individual circumstances when you meet the criteria for that benefit. Although you may not receive this full amount if you have other income, capital or deductions are made in calculating entitlement.
Check Benefit Rates
To check current benefit rates you can look online at the following government sites:
- GOV.UK – Benefit and Pension Rates – Information published by the government on amounts of benefit you could claim from Department for Work and Pensions, depending on your circumstances.
- GOV.UK – Tax credits, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance – Information published by the government on amounts of Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance you could claim from HM Revenue and Customs depending on your circumstances.
- Rightsnet – A guide published by Rightsnet showing the amounts of a benefit you could claim depending on your circumstances .
If you are unsure what you may be entitled to we have provided some useful information on benefits calculators to enable you to check your entitlement online.