Average direct cash benefits per retired household in the UK 2017/18, by source

This statistic displays the average direct benefits in cash per retired household in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017/18, by benefit source. Retired households in the UK, on average received 9,720 British pounds from state pensions; this was the largest income source per retired household in this year. The lowest income received in direct cash benefits was from jobseeker's allowance (income based) at 0 British pounds and from widow's benefits at 1 British pound.

Average direct benefits in cash received per retired household in the United Kingdom in 2017/18, by source

Decile groupDirect benfits in cash in GBP
State pension9,720
Housing benefit601
Disability living allowance365
Pension credit244
Attendance allowance226
Other cash benefits**217
Personal independence payment136
Carer's allowance80
Employment and support allowance36
Income support30
War pensions/war widows' pensions24
Industrial injury disablement benefit24
Severe disablement allowance16
Child benefit12
Tax credits3*7
Student support6
Jobseeker's allowance (contribution based)4
Widows' benefits1
Jobseeker's allowance (income based)0
Incapacity benefit***-
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2017 to 2018

Supplementary notes

*Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit. The recording of tax credits has changed in line with National Accounts, all tax credits have been classified as cash benefits **Including Universal Credit & Government training scheme allowances ***No data

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