Benefit Cap

Benefit Cap

The Benefit Cap sets a limit on the total amount in benefits that most working age people can get.

The current cap rates are:

  • £500 per week (£26,000 per year) if you're in a couple, whether your children live with you or not

  • £500 per week (£26,000 per year) if you're single and your children live with you

  • £350 per week (£18,200 per year) if you're single and you don't have children, or your children don't live with you

From 07 November 2016 the cap will be reduced to

  • £384.62 per week (£20,000 a year) if you're in a couple, whether your children live with you or not

  • £384.62 per week (£20,000 a year) if you're single and your children live with you

  • £257.69 per week (£13,400 a year) if you're single and you don't have children, or your children don't live with you

If you are going to be affected by this change you should have already been notified by the Department for Works and Pensions. Please note there are some exemptions.

If you require further information or advice on this matter or need help managing your money please contact the following organisations using the links below;


Contact

Broxtowe Borough Council
tel: 0115 917 7777