Main Social Security Benefits

Weekly benefit
2010/11
2009/10
Basic retirement pension - single person
£97.65
£95.25
- married couple
£156.15
152.30
Statutory pay rates - average weekly earnings £97 (£95) or over
Statutory Sick Pay
£79.15
£79.15
Statutory Maternity Pay
- First six weeks
90% of weekly earnings
- Next 33 weeks
£124.88*
£124.88*
Statutory Paternity Pay - two weeks £124.88* £124.88*
Statutory Adoption Pay - 39 weeks £124.88* £124.88*
* Or 90% of weekly earnings if lower.