Main Social Security Benefits

Weekly benefit

2015/16 

2014/15

Basic retirement pension
- single person
£115.95 £113.10
- married couple £185.45 £180.90
Statutory pay rates
- average weekly warnings £112 (£111) or over
   
Statutory Sick Pay £88.45 £87.55
Statutory Maternity Pay    
- First six weeks (% of weekly earnings) 90% 90%
- Next 33 weeks £139.58* £138.18*
Statutory Paternity Pay - two weeks £139.58* £138.18*
Statutory Adoption Pay - 39 weeks £139.58 £138.18*

* Or 90% of weekly earnings if lower.

Statutory Sick Pay

Payments may be required from an employer if an employee is too ill to work.

SSP is generally payable for a period up to 28 weeks.

Statutory Maternity Pay

Payments may be required from an employer when an employee takes time off to have a baby.

SMP is payable for a period up to 39 weeks.

Statutory Paternity Pay

Ordinary

Payments may be required from an employer when an employee takes time off during their partner's Statutory Maternity Pay period.

Payment is for a period of either one or two complete weeks.

Additional

Payments may be required from an employer when an employee takes time off following the return to work of their partner following a period of SMP.

Payment is for up to a maximum of 19 weeks and is dependent on the mother's unused SMP period.

Additional Statutory Paternity Pay is replaced for babies due on or after 5 April 2015 by Shared Parental Pay.

Shared Parental Pay

Payments may be required from an employer when an employee takes time off following the curtailment of the period of SMP by the mother.

Payment is for up to a maximum of 37 weeks and is dependent on the mother's unused SMP period.

Statutory Adoption Pay

Payments may be required from an employer when an employee takes time off when they adopt a child.

Payment is for a period up to 39 weeks.

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