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Benefits and money advice

Benefit cap

The benefit cap is a limit on the amount of money your household can get from benefits.

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The benefit cap applies to people who are old enough to work, and might mean that the total amount that your benefits add up to has to be lowered slightly to make sure it doesn’t go over the cap. This might make it harder to keep on top of your rent or pay for other important things.

If you get housing benefit and are going to be affected by the limit, your local authority should have already let you know that your benefit money will be going down. If you’re receiving Universal Credit then the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) should’ve been in touch with you. The benefit cap amounts vary depending on your circumstances.

Talk to our financial inclusion team

Our advisors are trained to give free, one to one support, if you're worried about money. If you're struggling to pay your rent, looking for benefits advice or help with budgeting then give us a call. They can even help you find free clothing and interview coaching.

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Our advisors are trained to give free, one to one support, if you're worried about money. If you're struggling to pay your rent, looking for benefits advice or help with budgeting then give us a call. They can even help you find free clothing and interview coaching.

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