Social security benefits

Below are the weekly payments for social security benefits for the year 2011/2012

Basic retirement pension

Single person:     £102.15

Married couple:  £163.35

Statutory pay rates

Statutory Sick pay:   £81.60

Statutory Maternity pay (1st 6 weeks): 90% of weekly earnings

– Next 33 weeks:     £128.73*

Statutory Paternity Pay (2 weeks):   £128.73*

Statutory Adoption Pay (39 weeks):  £128.73*

Additional Paternity pay and leave may be available for a child due or adoptions matched on or after 3 April 2011.

* Or 90% of weekly earnings if lower