Benefit cap

What is a benefit cap?

A benefit cap sets a maximum amount of benefit a working age household can receive each year.

More details about the benefit cap can be found on the website.

I'm experiencing hardship due to the benefit cap. Can I get extra help?

If you are experience hardship as a result of the benefit cap, you may be able to claim additional help from the Discretionary Housing Payment scheme.

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