Planned Benefit changes – April 2019
This may change between May and April, but these are the benefit changes intended by the government:
Working age benefits like Universal Credit (standard) will be the same. so will Housing Benefit – the Government has frozen these rates until 2020.
People in the ESA support group and those getting disability premiums will get a rise of around 2.4%.
People on retirement and basic pension credit will get a 2.6% increase
Single people on minimum pension credit will have a rise from £163 to £167.25
Couples pension credit will rise from £248.80 to £255.25.
If you want to know about other benefits you may be able to get, check out this website:
It is completely confidential – they will not tell anyone what information you put in, so it is woorth checking in case you are missing out.