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Benefit payments rise

On November 25, the DWP confirmed state benefits, including Universal Credit and PIP, will be rising by 3.1 percent from April 11, 2022 in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

Thérèse Coffey, the Secretary of State at the DWP, confirmed this in a statement delivered to Parliament.

Dr Coffey said: “The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the relevant reference period (the year to September 2021) was 3.1 percent, and I can confirm that benefits will increase in line with that. This is consistent with the use of this index since 2011. The weekly earnings limit in Carer’s Allowance will also be increased by 3.1 percent.

“In line with the Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Act 2021, state pension rates will rise in line with CPI of 3.1 percent.

“I also confirm that the local housing allowance rates for 2022/23 will be maintained at the elevated cash rates agreed for 2020/21. The Office for Budget Responsibility made this assumption too in its expenditure forecast.”

For Carer’s Allowance specifically, this will mean payments should rise to £69.40 in 2022.



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