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Changes to benefits in Wales 2018

From the 9th April 2018, benefit rates change across both the UK and Wales.

Below we have compiled a list of the most common benefits and the rate changes (if applicable). For a full list, click on this link: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/proposed-benefit-and-pension-rates-2018-to-2019

Benefit  2017-18  2018-19
   
Carers Allowance £62.70 £64.60 
   
 Amendments to Care and Support charges in Wales  
 Max weekly charge for non-residental support£70 £80 
Residental captial cap£30,000£40,000
Minimum income amount where a person is provided 
with accommodation in a care home per week 
£27.50 £28.50 
   
Attendance Allowance   
Higher£83.10£85.60
Lower£55.65£57.30
   
Personal Independance Payments (PIP)  
Daily Living Component (Enhanced)£83.10£85.60
Daily Living Component (Standard)£55.65£57.30
Mobility Component (Enhanced)£58.00£59.75
Mobility Component (Standard)£22.00£22.65
   
Disability Living Allowance  
Highest£83.10£85.60
Middle£55.65£57.30
Lowest£22.00£22.65
Mobility Component  
Higher£58.00£59.75
Lower£22.00£22.65