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Main Social Security Benefits

Weekly benefit

 

2013/14

2012/13

Basic retirement pension - single person £110.15 £107.45
  - married couple £176.15 £171.85
Statutory pay rates - average weekly earnings £109 (£107) or over
Statutory Sick Pay £86.70 £85.85
Statutory Maternity Pay    
- First six weeks 90% of weekly earnings
- Next 33 weeks £136.78* £135.45*
Statutory Paternity Pay - two weeks £136.78* £135.45*
Statutory Adoption Pay - 39 weeks £136.78* £135.45*
* 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.