Changes to the State Pension and benefits rates

by | Apr 11, 2018 | Finance, News

We have pulled together a summary of the main changes you need to know about for the start of the new financial year (1 April) and tax year (6 April), including changes to State Pension and benefit rates.

State Pension
The State Pension and Pension Credit rates have both increased. Women’s State Pension age is still gradually increasing and further increases in the State Pension age are planned for all genders.

Disability benefits
If you’re claiming Attendance Allowance, Personal Independence Payment or Disability Living Allowance, take a look at the increased rates for 2018/19.

Carer’s Allowance
Carer’s Allowance has increased and the weekly earnings disregard has also increased. If you’re caring for a friend or family member, check if you could claim this benefit.

Read more about these and other changes on the Independent Age website: