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Social Security assistance - effects of inflation: report 2020-2021

A report on the impact of inflation on devolved social security assistance as required under section 77 of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018.

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Social Security assistance - effects of inflation: report 2020-2021
10. Conclusion

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10. Conclusion

10.1 This is the second publication of the report on the impact of inflation on devolved social security assistance. The report has explained the Scottish Government's approach to uprating social security assistance for the financial year 2021-22. Annex A

Devolved Social Security Assistance Rates 2021-2022

Weekly rates unless otherwise shown.
Benefit Rates 2020-21 Rates 2021-22
Attendance Allowance  
Higher Rate £89.15 £89.60
Lower Rate £59.70 £60.00
Carer's Allowance
Carer's Allowance £67.25 £67.60
Carer's Allowance Supplement £8.85 £8.90
Carer's Allowance Earnings Threshold £128.00 £128.00
Earnings limit: Child dependency increase payable with Carer's Allowance (for first child) £245.00 £245.00
Earnings limit: Child dependency increase payable with Carer's Allowance (for each subsequent child) £33.00 £33.00
Child Dependency Increases payable with CA £11.35 £11.35
Disability Living Allowance
Care Component Highest Rate £89.15 £89.60
Care Component Middle Rate £59.70 £60.00
Care Component Lowest Rate £23.60 £23.70
Mobility Component Higher Rate £62.25 £62.55
Mobility Component Lower Rate £23.60 £23,70
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
Standard Rate 1.0 £182.00 £182.90
0.9 £163.80 £164.61
0.8 £145.60 £146.32
0.7 £127.40 £128.03
0.6 £109.20 £109.74
0.5 £91.00 £91.45
0.4 £72.80 £73.16
0.3 £54.60 £54.87
0.2 £36.40 £36.58
Industrial Injuries Unemployability Supplement permitted earnings level (annual amount) £7,280.00 £7,436.00
Maximum life gratuity (lump sum) £12,080.00 £12,140.00
Unemployability Supplement £112.55 £113.10
Increase for early incapacity
Higher rate £23.30 £23.40
Middle rate £14.90 £15.00
Lower rate £7.45 £7.50
Maximum reduced earning allowance £72.80 £73.16
Maximum retirement allowance £18.20 £18.29
Constant Attendance Allowance
Exceptional rate £145.60 £146.40
Intermediate rate £109.20 £109.80
Normal maximum rate £72.80 £73.20
Part-time rate £36.40 £36.60
Exceptionally severe disablement allowance £72.80 £73.20
Industrial Death Benefit
Widow's Higher Rate £134.25 £137.60
Lower Rate £40.28 £41.28
Widower's Rate £134.25 £137.60
Personal Independence Payment
Daily Living Component Enhanced Rate £89.15 £89.60
Daily Living Component Standard Rate £59.70 £60.00
Mobility Component Enhanced Rate £62.25 £62.55
Mobility Component Standard Rate £23.60 £23.70
Severe Disablement Allowance
Basic Rate £80.85 £81.25
Age related addition Higher Rate £12.10 £12.15
Middle Rate £6.70 £6.75
Lower Rate £6.70 £6.75
Earnings limit: Child dependency increase payable with SDA (for first child) £245.00 £245.00
Earnings limit: Child dependency increase payable with SDA (for each subsequent child) £33.00 £33.00
Child Dependency Increases payable with SDA £11.35 £11.35
Earnings limit: Adult Dependency Increase payable with SDA dependant is living with claimant £74.35 £74.70
Earnings limit: Adult Dependency Increase payable with SDA dependant still qualifies for the tapered earnings rule £45.09 £45.09
Earnings limit: Adult Dependency Increase payable with SDA dependant is not living with claimant £39.75 £39.95
Adult Dependency Increase payable with SDA £39.75 £39.95
Grants or one-off payments
Benefit Rates 2020-21 Rates 2021-22
Best Start Grant (BSG)    
BSG Pregnancy and Baby Payment (1st Child Payment) £600.00 £606.00
BSG Pregnancy and Baby Payment (Subsequent Child Payment & Extra Payment for Twins/Triplets) £300.00 £303.00
BSG Early Learning Payment and School Age Payment £250.00 £252.50
Child Winter Heating Assistance    
Child Winter Heating Assistance (annually) £200.00 £202.00
Funeral Support Payment    
standard rate for other expenses element £1,000.00 £1,010.00
other expenses element where there is a funeral plan £122.05 £123.25
removal of implanted medical devices £20.35 £20.55
Job Start Payment    
Job Start Payment (one-off) standard rate £250.00 £252.50
higher rate £400.00 £404.00
Young Carer Grant    
Young Carer Grant (annually) £305.10 £308.15
Weekly rates (up to the age of 3)
Best Start Foods Rates 2020-21 Rates 2021-22
During pregnancy and between the ages of 1 and 3 £4.25 £4.25
From birth until 1 year old £8.50 £8.50

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