Applicable amounts

The applicable amount is the amount of money the government believes you, your partner (if you have one) and your family (if applicable) need to meet your necessary weekly costs.

Disregarded amounts


Status Per week
Single Parent £25
If your applicable amount includes the Disability Premium, Severe Disability Premium, or Higher Pensioner Premium £20
Couples £10
Single Person £5
Widowed Parents' Allowance and Widowed Mother's Allowance £15
Additional disregard for single persons. This is over 25 years of age and couples without children. At least one must be 25 years or over. They must be working at least 30 hours per week £17.10
Single parents, couples with children, and disabled people working at least 16 hours per week £17.10