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Changes to benefits in Wales 2018

29 March 2018

UPDATES FOR 2019 - please click here

From the 9th April 2018, benefit rates change across both the UK and Wales.

Below we have compiled a list of the most common benefits and the rate changes (if applicable).

For a full list, click on this link: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/proposed-benefit-and-pension-rates-2018-to-2019

Benefit   2017-18   2018-19
     
Carers Allowance  £62.70  £64.60 
     
 Amendments to Care and Support charges in Wales    
 Max weekly charge for non-residental support £70  £80 
Residental captial cap £30,000 £40,000
Minimum income amount where a person is provided
with accommodation in a care home per week 
£27.50  £28.50 
     
Attendance Allowance     
Higher £83.10 £85.60
Lower £55.65 £57.30
     
Personal Independance Payments (PIP)    
Daily Living Component (Enhanced) £83.10 £85.60
Daily Living Component (Standard) £55.65 £57.30
Mobility Component (Enhanced) £58.00 £59.75
Mobility Component (Standard) £22.00 £22.65
     
Disability Living Allowance    
Highest £83.10 £85.60
Middle £55.65 £57.30
Lowest £22.00 £22.65
Mobility Component    
Higher £58.00 £59.75
Lower £22.00 £22.65
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