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some Useful Rates


  Weekly Benefit
  2010/11 2009/10

Basic Retirement Pension

   
Single person 97.65 95.25
Couple 156.15 152.30

Child Benefit
   
First eligible child 20.30 20.00
Each subsequent child 13.40 13.20

Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
   
Average weekly earnings 97 or over (2009/10 95) 79.15 79.15

Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)
   
90% of average weekly pay First 6 weeks First 6 weeks
Maximum 124.88 (2009/10 123.06). Minimum 90% average weekly pay Next 33 weeks Next 33 weeks
Minimum rate 87.30 85.50

Adoption Pay (SAP)

39 weeks 39 weeks

Paternity Pay (SPP)*

2 weeks 2 weeks

Both SAP and SPP

   
90% of average weekly pay Max 124.88
Min 87.30
Max 123.06
Min 85.50

Example rates:

Jobseekers Allowance

   
Single person 65.45 64.30
Couple 102.75 100.95

National Minimum Wage

From 1 October 2010 From 1 October 2009
  22 and over** 5.93 p.h. 5.80 p.h.
18 - 21** 4.92 p.h. 4.83 p.h.
16 and 17 3.64 p.h. 3.57 p.h.

* Additional statutory paternity pay (ASPP) may be available on or after 3 April 2011.

** Those aged 21 and over are included in the main adult rate from 1 October 2010. Apprentice rate of 2.50 also introduced from this date, applying to apprentices under 19, or those 19 and over in the first year of apprenticeship.






 
 
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