For You

Standard allowance

Every Universal Credit award should include a standard amount for you (and your partner).

This is known as your Standard Allowance.

Your monthly amount will depend on whether you are single or in a couple, and your age:

Your circumstancesMonthly Standard Allowance
Single and under 25£265.31
Single and 25 or over£334.91
In a couple and you’re both under 25£416.45

In a couple and either of you are 25 or over£525.72

Example:
Ruben lives on his own in a rented one bedroom flat. Ruben is 23 years old. His Maximum Universal Credit will include a Standard Allowance of £265.31.

Example:
Petal and Vanda are a couple. They live in a rented three bedroom house with their two children. Petal is 34 and Vanda is 27. Their Maximum Universal Credit will include a Standard Allowance of £525.72.