How much you can get
The amount of Special Benefit you can get depends on your circumstances.
We update payment rates for Special Benefit on both of the following occasions:
- 1 January each year if you’re under 21 and have no children
- 20 March and 20 September each year if you have dependent children or are 21 or older.
If you’re in severe financial hardship, you can get your first Special Benefit payment early.
For more information, you can either:
Page last updated: 14 April 2020
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