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Benefit Cap Implementation

Benefit Cap

From April 2013 the Government has introduced a cap on the total amount of benefit that working age people can receive. This means that workless households can no longer receive more in benefits than average working families after Tax and National Insurance has been deducted.

What is the Benefit Cap set at?

The cap is set at:

  •     Single childless person: £350.00 per week
  •     Couples or those with children: £500.00 per week
Initially any amount above the cap figure will be deducted from weekly Housing Benefit.

Read more about benefit cap.