changes to the rates of benefit payments made by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). This includes State Pension payments, which have now increased by 2.5 per cent and means those claiming the full, new State Pension now receive £179.60 per week - an increase of £4.40 on the 2020/21 rate of £175.20.
This equates to an extra £17.60 a month and £228.80 for the 2021/22 financial year. Anyone on the 'old' basic State Pension (category A or B), is paid £137.60 per week - a benefit increase of £3.35 from the previous rate of £134.25.
This equates to an extra £13.40 a month and £174.20 for the 2021/22 financial year. The type of State Pension that a person can claim will depend on their date of birth.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk