Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992

SCHEDULE 4Rates of benefits, etc

Note: This Schedule is subject to alteration by orders made by the Secretary of State under Part X of the Administration Act.

Part IContributory periodical benefits

Description of benefitWeekly rate
1. Unemployment benefit.£43.10
2. Sickness benefit.£41.20
3. Invalidity allowance.
(a)

higher rate £11.55

(b)

middle rate £7.20

(c)

lower rate £3.60

(the appropriate rate being determined in accordance with section 34(3)).

4. Maternity allowance.£42.25
5. Category B retirement pension where section 50(1)(a)(i) applies.£32.55
6. Child’s special allowance.£10.85

Part IIWidow’s payment

Widow’s payment.£1,000.00

Part IIINon-contributory periodical benefits

Description of benefitWeekly rate
1. Attendance allowance.
(a)

higher rate £43.35

(b)

lower rate £28.95 (the appropriate rate being determined in accordance with section 65(3)).

2. Severe disablement allowance.£32.55
3. Age related addition.
(a)

higher rate £11.55

(b)

middle rate £7.20

(c)

lower rate £3.60

(the appropriate rate being determined in accordance with section 69(1)).

4. Invalid care allowance.£32.55
5. Guardian’s allowance.£10.85
6. Category C retirement pension.
(a)

lower rate £19.45

(b)

higher rate £32.55

(the appropriate rate being determined in accordance with section 78(5)).

7. Category D retirement pension.The higher rate for Category C retirement pensions under paragraph 6 above.
8. Age addition (to a pension of any category, and otherwise under section 79).£0.25

Part IVIncreases for dependants

Benefit to which increase appliesIncrease for qualifying childIncrease for adult dependant
(1)(2)(3)
££
1. Unemployment or sickness benefit—
(a) unemployment benefit, where the beneficiary is under pensionable age26.60
(b) unemployment benefit, where the beneficiary is over pensionable age10.8532.55
(c) sickness benefit, where the beneficiary is under pensionable age25.50
(d) sickness benefit, where the beneficiary is over pensionable age.10.8531.20
2. Invalidity pension.10.8532.55
3. Maternity allowance.25.50
4. Widowed mother’s allowance.10.85
5. Category A or B retirement pension.10.8532.55
6. Category C retirement pension.10.8519.45
7. Child’s special allowance.10.85
8. Severe disablement allowance.10.8519.45
9. Invalid care allowance.10.8519.45

Part VRates of industrial injuries benefit

Description of benefit, etc.Rate
1. Disablement pension (weekly rates).

For the several degrees of disablement set out in column (1) of the following Table, the respective amounts in that Table, using—

(a)

column (2) for any period during which the beneficiary is over the age of 18 or is entitled to an increase of benefit in respect of a child or adult dependant;

(b)

column (3) for any period during which the beneficiary is not over the age of 18 and not so entitled;

Table
Degree of disablementAmount
(1)(2)(3)
Per cent.££
10088.4054.15
9079.5648.74
8070.7243.32
7061.8837.91
6053.0432.49
5044.2027.08
4035.3621.66
3026.5216.25
2017.6810.83
2. Maximum increase of weekly rate of disablement pension where constant attendance needed.
(a)

except in cases of exceptionally severe disablement £35.40

(b)

in any case £70.80

3. Increase of weekly rate of disablement pension (exceptionally severe disablement).£35.40
4. Maximum of aggregate of weekly benefit payable for successive accidents.
(a)

for any period during which the beneficiary is over the age of 18 or is entitled to an increase in benefit in respect of a child or adult dependant £88.40

(b)

for any period during which the beneficiary is not over the age of 18 and not so entitled £54.15

5. Unemployability supplement under paragraph 2 of Schedule 7.£54.15
6. Increase under paragraph 3 of Schedule 7 of weekly rate of unemployability supplement.
(a)

if on the qualifying date the beneficiary was under the age of 35 or if that date fell before 5th July 1948 £11.55

(b)

if head (a) above does not apply and on the qualifying date the beneficiary was under the age of 40 and he had not attained pensionable age before 6th April 1979 £11.55

(c)

if heads (a) and (b) above do not apply and on the qualifying date the beneficiary was under the age of 45 £7.20

(d)

if heads (a), (b) and (c) above do not apply and on the qualifying date the beneficiary was under the age of 50 and had not attained pensionable age before 6th April 1979 £7.20

(e)

in any other case £3.60

7. Increase under paragraph 4 of Schedule 7 of weekly rate of disablement pension.£10.85
8. Increase under paragraph 6 of Schedule 7 of weekly rate of disablement pension.£32.55
9. Maximum disablement gratuity under paragraph 9 of Schedule 7.£5,870.00
10. Widow’s pension (weekly rates).
(a)

initial rate £57.65

(b)

higher permanent rate £54.15

(c)

lower permanent rate 30 per cent of the first sum specified in section 44(4) (Category A basic retirement pension)

(the appropriate rate being determined in accordance with paragraph 16 of Schedule 7).

11. Widower’s pension (weekly rate).£54.15
12. Weekly rate of allowance in respect of children under paragraph 18 of Schedule 7.In respect of each qualifying child £10.85