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Benefits And Allowances

Volume 938: debated on Thursday 10 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will update the reply given to the right hon. Member for Wanstead and Woodford

Weekly amount for
Benefit or allowanceFirst childEach other childWhether that amount is taxable
Unemployment benefit
(1) where the beneficiary is under pensionable age£3·50£3·00No
(2) where the beneficiary is over pensionable age£7·40£6·90No
Sickness benefit
(1) where the beneficiary is under pensionable age£3·50£3·00No
(2) where the beneficiary is over pensionable age£7·40£6·90No
Invalidity pension£7·40£6·90No
Maternity allowance£3·50£3·00No
Widow's allowance£7·40£6·90Yes*
Widowed mother's allowance£7·40£6·90Yes*
Retirement pension£7·40£6·90Yes*
Child's special allowance£7·40£6·90Yes*
Non-contributory invalidity pension£7·40£6·90No
Invalid care allowance£7·40£6·90Yes*
Injury benefit£3·50£3·00No
Disablement benefit (unemployability supplement)£7·40£6·90No
Industrial death benefit:
Higher rate£7·40£6·90Yes*
Lower rate£3·50£3·00Yes*
Guardian's allowance£7·40£6·90Yes*
Supplementary benefit†
age under 5£4·10£4·10No
age 5–10£4·95£4·95No
age 11–12£6·10£6·10No
age 13–15£7·40£7·40No
age 16–17£8·90£8·90No
age 18 and over£11·60£11·60No
Family income supplement†Payable up to a maximum of £9·50 Where there is one child; the maximum is increased by £1 for each extra childNo
War widow's pension£8·40£8·00No
Motherless and fatherless children (War pension scheme) £9·15£9·15Yes
Unemployability supplement (War pension scheme)£7·40£6·90No
Additional treatment allowance (War pension scheme)£7·40£6·90No
Basic war disability pensionBetween 8p and 38p according to degree of pensioner's disablementNo
*The first £52 per annum of each payment is not taxable.
†Child benefit would be taken into account as income when arriving at the amount of award.