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The benefit cap

The benefit cap is a limit to the total amount of income a household can receive in certain benefits. If the amount you receive exceeds the limit, your Housing Benefit or Universal Credit will be reduced. Further information is available from the Department of Work and Pensions.

How much is the Benefit Cap?

Inside Greater London

  • Couples £442.31 a week
  • Single parents whose children live with them £442.31 a week
  • Single adults £296.35 a week

Outside Greater London

  • Couples £384.62 a week
  • Single parents whose children live with them £384.62 a week
  • Single adults £257.69 a week

To find out how it can affect you use the Benefit Cap calculator

 

Housing benefits and council tax support office

Address:
Civic Centre
Harrow
HA1 2DU