Benefit Cap 2016

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The Benefit Cap will affect people who live and claim benefits. The Benefit Cap restricts the amount of benefit that working age people can receive. Any amount over the cap is taken off a claimant’s Universal Credit award or their housing benefit award.

 Size of householdCurrent Benefit Cap limit
Family or couple £384.62 a week
Single parent £384.62 a week
Single person £257.69 a week


We can help

If you are a Council Housing tenant and you think you may be affected by the benefit cap, then please call 0300 1234 161 and ask to speak to an Inclusion Advisor or email:

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