Benefits Cap

There is currently a benefit cap in place restricting the amount in certain benefits that a working age household can receive. Any household receiving more than the cap has their Housing Benefit or Universal Credit award reduced to bring them back within the limit. This cap is £23,000 for households living in Greater London and £20,000 for those outside Greater London

The benefits Cap does not affect you if you (or you and your partner) are Pension Credit age or over unless you are getting Universal Credit or Income Based JSA or Income Support or Income Related ESA – or under Pension Credit age and getting certain benefits, such as Working tax credit or disability benefits

If you are affected by the Benefits Cap now, you should seek immediate advice.