Universal Credit

The following are a range of credits and are all the applicable monthly rates:

 

  2017/18  2016/17 
Minimum amount £0.01 £0.01
Standard allowance 
Single:
- under 25 £251.77 £251.77
- 25 or over £317.82 £317.82
Couple (joint claimants):
- First child £277.08 £277.08
- Second/subsequent child £231.67 £231.67
Work allowance
Higher work allowance (no housing element):
Single:
- no dependent children Nil £111
- one or more children £397.00 £734
- limited capability for work £397.00 £647 
Joint claimants:
- no dependent children Nil Nil
- one or more children £397.00 £397.00
- limited capacity for work £397.00 £397.00
Lower work allowance
Single:  
- no dependent children Nil Nil
- one or more children £192.00 £192.00
- limited capacity for work £192.00 £192.00
Joint claimant:
- no dependent children Nil Nil
- one or more children £192.00 £192.00
- limited capacity for work £192.00 £192.00

 

Other rates apply but are not included here as follows:

  • Third party deductions
  • Fraud overpayments, recoverable hardship payments and administrative penalties at 40% of UC standard allowance
  • Normal overpayments and civil penalties at 25% of UC standard allowance if claimants and/or partner's earnings are over the work allowance.

 

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