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The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2018

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PART 5STATE PENSION CREDIT

State Pension Credit

26.—(1) The amounts as specified in the State Pension Credit Regulations shall be the amounts set out in this article and any reference in this article to a numbered Schedule is a reference to the Schedule to the State Pension Credit Regulations bearing that number.

(2) In regulation 6(1) (amount of the guarantee credit)—

(a)in paragraph (1)(a) for “£243.25” substitute “£248.80”;

(b)in paragraph (1)(b) for “£159.35” substitute “£163.00”;

(c)in paragraph (5)(a) for “£62.45” substitute “£64.30”;

(d)in paragraph (5)(b) for “£124.90” substitute “£128.60”; and

(e)in paragraph (8) for “£34.95” substitute “£36.00”.

(3) In regulation 7(2)(2) (savings credit) for “£137.35” and “£218.42” substitute “£140.67” and “£223.82” respectively.

(4) In paragraph 8(2) of Schedule II(3) (general provisions applying to housing costs) “£100,000” remains unchanged.

(5) In paragraph 14 of Schedule II(4) (persons residing with the claimant)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1)(a) for “£95.45” substitute “£98.30”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (1)(b) for “£14.80” substitute “£15.25”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (2)(a) for “£136.00” substitute “£139.00”;

(d)in sub-paragraph (2)(b)—

(i)for “£34.00” substitute “£35.00”;

(ii)for “£136.00” substitute “£139.00”; and

(iii)for “£200.00” substitute “£204.00”;

(e)in sub-paragraph (2)(c)—

(i)for “£46.65” substitute “£48.05”;

(ii)for “£200.00” substitute “£204.00”; and

(iii)for “£259.00” substitute “£265.00”;

(f)in sub-paragraph (2)(d)—

(i)for “£76.35” substitute “£78.65”;

(ii)for “£259.00” substitute “£265.00”; and

(iii)for “£346.00” substitute “£354.00”; and

(g)in sub-paragraph (2)(e)—

(i)for “£86.95” substitute “£89.55”;

(ii)for “£346.00” substitute “£354.00”; and

(iii)for “£430.00” substitute “£439.00”.

(6) In paragraph 1 of Schedule III(5) (polygamous marriages)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (5), in the substituted paragraph (1) of regulation 6, for “£243.25” and “£83.90” substitute “£248.80” and “£85.80” respectively; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (7), in the substituted paragraph (2) of regulation 7, for “£218.42” substitute “£223.82”.

(1)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2015/457 and 1754 and 2017/260.

(2)

Relevant amending instrument is S.I. 2017/260.

(3)

See S.I. 2008/3195 which modifies paragraph 8(2) so that it applies as if the reference to “£100,000” were to “£200,000” in relation to certain persons.

(4)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2002/3197, 2004/2327, 2006/2378 and 2017/260.

(5)

Relevant amending instruments are S.I. 2002/3197 and 2017/260.

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