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  Weekly Benefit
  2016/17 2015/16
Basic Retirement Pension    
Single person £119.30 £115.95
Couple £190.80 £185.45
Pension Credit Standard Minimum Guarantee    
Single person £155.60 £151.20
Couple £237.55 £230.85
New State Pension    
  £155.65 N/A
Child Benefit    
First eligible child £20.70 £20.70
Each subsequent child £13.70 £13.70
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)    
Average weekly earnings £112 or over (2015/16 £112) £88.45 £88.45
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)    
90% of average weekly pay First 6 weeks First 6 weeks
Lower of £139.58 (2015/16 £139.58) or 90% average weekly earnings Next 33 weeks Next 33 weeks
Minimum rate £100.80 £100.80
Statutory Adoption Pay (SAP) 39 weeks 39 weeks
Statutory Paternity Pay (SPP)* 2 weeks 2 weeks
Both SAP and SPP    
Lower of £139.58 (2015/16 £139.58) or 90% average weekly earnings
Minimum rate £100.80 £100.80
*Additional statutory paternity pay (ASPP) has been replaced by shared parental leave.
 
Jobseeker's Allowance    
Single person (25 or over) £73.10 £73.10
Couple (both 18 or over) £114.85 £114.85
National Living Wage From 1 April 2016  
Age 25 and over £7.20  
National Minimum Wage From 1 Oct 2016 From 1 Oct 2015
  21 - 24 £6.95 £6.70
18 - 20 £5.55 £5.30
16 and 17 £4.00 £3.87
Apprentices* £3.40 £3.30

*Rate applies to apprentices under 19, or those 19 and over in the first year of apprenticeship.

Universal Credit (monthly rates)    
Single person (25 or over) £317.82 £314.67
Couple (where one or both 25 or over) £498.89 £493.95

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