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Universal credit standard allowance


This is the basic allowance, which is always included in your award.

The standard allowance is a monthly figure. The amount you are entitled to depends on your age and whether you are claiming as a single person or jointly:

  • single person aged under 25 – £265.31

  • single person aged 25 or over – £334.91

  • joint claimants both aged under 25 – £416.45

  • joint claimants where either is aged 25 or over – £525.72


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