Benefit and payment rates 2018
01 April 2018.
Increases in benefits and other payments from 1 April 2018.
Annual General Adjustment
Benefit and payment rates increased on 1 April 2018 due to the Annual General Adjustment.
Getting Accommodation Benefit
Your Accommodation Benefit (paid with your Student Allowance) may have automatically changed from 1 April, as part of the Families Package changes announced by the Government last year.
Getting Accommodation Supplement
Your Accommodation Supplement payment may have automatically gone up from 1 April as part of the Families Package changes announced by the Government last year.
Your first April payment
As 1 April is a Sunday, you will only get the increased rate for 1 day when you get paid in the week of 2 April (as you get paid for the week that’s just been).
Note: if you’re paid on Tuesday 3 April, you’ll get this payment early on Friday 30 March because of Easter.
You’ll see the full increase when you get paid in the week of 9 April onwards.