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The Universal Credit Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016

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38.—(1) The amounts of the standard allowance, the child element, the LCW and LCWRA elements and the carer element (which are all fixed amounts) and the maximum amounts of the childcare costs element are given in the following table.

(2) The amount of the housing costs element is dealt with in regulation 27.

(3) In the case of an award where the claimant is a member of a couple, but claims as a single person, the amounts are those shown in the table for a single claimant.

ElementAmount for each assessment period
Standard allowance—
single claimant aged under 25£251.77
single claimant aged 25 or over£317.82
joint claimants both aged under 25£395.20
joint claimants where either is aged 25 or over£498.89
Child element—
first child or qualifying young person£277.08
second and each subsequent child or qualifying young person£231.67
Additional amount for disabled child or qualifying young person—
lower rate£126.11
higher rate£367.92
LCW and LCWRA elements—
limited capability for work£126.11
limited capability for work and work-related activity£315.60
Carer element£150.39
Childcare costs element—
maximum amount for one child£646.35
maximum amount for 2 or more children£1,108.04

Run-on after a death

39.  In calculating the maximum amount of an award where any of the following persons has died—

(a)in the case of a joint award, one member of the couple,

(b)a child or qualifying young person for whom a claimant was responsible,

(c)in the case of a claimant who had regular and substantial caring responsibilities for a severely disabled person, that person, or

(d)a person who was a non dependant within the meaning of paragraph 8(2) of Schedule 4,

the award is to continue to be calculated as if the person had not died for the assessment period in which the death occurs and the following two assessment periods.

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