DWP Universal Credit and PIP payments to increase from tomorrow

Universal Credit claimants are due to receive a substantial increase in their payments from Monday, April 11. The rate for the payment will increase alongside a number of benefits, in line with the State Pension.

The Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed the increases will include Universal Credit, alongside other payments it delivers such as Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Jobseeker’s Allowance. The increases will be regardless of your situation, and can be seen below:

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Universal Credit


  • Single under 25: £265.31 (from £257.33)

  • Single 25 or over: £334.91 (from £324.84)


  • Joint claimants both under 25: £416.45 (from £403.93)

  • Joint claimants, one or both 25 or over: £525.72 (from £509.91)

Child Elements

  • First child (born prior to 6 April 2017): £290.00 (from £282.60)

  • First child (born on or after 6 April 2017) or second child and subsequent child (where an exception or transitional provision applies): £244.58 (from £237.08)

Personal Independence Payments

Daily Living Component

  • Enhanced: £92.40 (from £89.60)

  • Standard: £61.85 (from £60.00)

Mobility Component

  • Enhanced: £64.50 (from £62.55)

  • Standard: £24.45 (from £23.70)