Main social security benefits

Weekly benefit

2014/15

2013/14

Basic retirement pension - single person £113.10 £110.15
- married couple £180.90 £176.15
Statutory pay rates – average weekly earnings £111 (£109) or over
Statutory Sick Pay £87.55 £86.70
Statutory Maternity Pay
- First six weeks 90% of weekly earnings
- Next 33 weeks £138.18* £136.78*
Statutory Paternity Pay – two weeks £138.18* £136.78*
Statutory Adoption Pay – 39 weeks £138.18* £136.78*
* Or 90% of weekly earnings if lower.

Additional Paternity Pay and Leave may be available for a child due or adoptions matched on or after 3 April 2011.