CORONAVIRUS: These amounts include a £20 a week increase that is a temporary measure up to 4th April 2021 due to the Coronavirus outbreak. This means that in April 2021 you may see your UC award drop of up to £20 a week. Think carefully before taking out any commitments that you will still be responsible to pay after April 2021.
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 circumstances||Monthly Standard Allowance|
|Single and under 25||£342.72|
|Single and 25 or over||£409.89|
|In a couple and you’re both under 25||£488.59|
|In a couple and either of you are 25 or over||£594.04|
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 £342.72.
Phil and Vanda are a couple. They live in a rented three bedroom house with their two children. Phil is 24 and Vanda is 27. Their Maximum Universal Credit will include a Standard Allowance of £594.04.