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Main Social Security Benefits

Weekly benefit

 

2012/13

2011/12

Basic retirement pension - single person £107.45 £102.15
  - married couple £171.85 £163.35
Statutory pay rates - average weekly earnings £107 (£102) or over
Statutory Sick Pay £85.85 £81.60
Statutory Maternity Pay    
- First six weeks 90% of weekly earnings
- Next 33 weeks £135.45* £128.73*
Statutory Paternity Pay - two weeks £135.45* £128.73*
Statutory Adoption Pay - 39 weeks £135.45* £128.73*
* 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.