Guernsey States agrees benefit increases

Benefit rises above the rate of inflation have been agreed by the States of Guernsey.

Deputies voted for a 3.6% rise in pensions and contributory benefits, including sickness and unemployment.

Supplementary benefits will rise by 2.6% and the overall benefit limitation will increase from £405 to £450 per week.

During debate, Social Security Minister Mark Dorey warned of the rising costs due to pensioners living longer.

Moves to reduce the increase to 2.6%, the RPIX figure for June 2011, and increasing medical benefits were rejected.

Agreed change in weekly benefit rates

2011 rates

2012 rates

Old age pension

£179.69

£186.13

Widowed Parent's Allowance

£188.93

£195.72

Bereavement Allowance

£162.40

£168.28

Unemployment, Sickness, Industrial Injury And Maternity Allowance

£132.23

£136.99

Invalidity Benefit

£158.90

£164.64

Industrial Disablement Benefit

£144.83

£150.01

Supplementary Benefit

Short term (under 26 weeks)

Married couple

£180.88

£185.57

Single person

£125.58

£128.87

Long term

Married couple

£223.16

£228.97

Single person

£154.42

£158.41

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