Benefit Uprating: State Pension, Universal Credit and other working age benefits 

From Monday 8 April 2024, the State Pension increased by 8.5 percent. This means pensioners receiving the full new State Pension will get an extra £900 a year.

Pension Credit, a passport benefit to provide additional support for low-income pensioners will also see a significant rise, with the average award worth over £3,900.  

Those on Universal Credit will also see a 6.7 percent increase. The 6.7 percent rise extends to other DWP benefits, such as Personal Independence Payment, Disability Living Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance, among others.

The new rates will apply from 8 April 2024. You can find a full list of rising benefits by visiting Benefit and pension rates 2024 to 2025

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