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Older people on State Pension could be due up to £1,506 each month from April

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People claiming their State Pension entitlement are set to receive an income boost of 10.1 per cent from April as part of the annual uprating from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

However, older people also claiming tax-free disability benefits including Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Adult Disability (ADP) could potentially see their income increase to over £1,500 per month.

The exact amount someone over 66 will receive depends on a number of factors including the disability benefit, the award rate and the amount of State Pension they receive.

Working out how much the State Pension and benefits uprating will improve monthly income can help plan ahead and review household budgets.It’s also worth noting that some older people may be entitled to all of the UK Government’s cost of living financial support package which is set to start this Spring.This includes payments of £900 for those on means-tested benefits, including those claiming Pension Credit, £150 for people claiming disability benefits including PIP, Attendance Allowance and ADP and a £300 pensioner cost of living payment, which will be added to the Winter Fuel Payments 2023/24.Below are the details of the planned increases to State Pension and disability benefits with a monthly total to help everyone start revising their household budget.Please be aware that where it says ‘monthly’ rates, this in fact refers to the four-weekly payment schedule and is calculated as such.Pension Credit calculations have not been added as the amount awarded is different in every claim.Total per month: Up to £815.40 0r ££624.80 depending on the number of years’ worth of National Insurance contributions

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