A new cap on benefits

The Benefits Cap is a limit on the total amount of certain benefits you can get if you are of working age. If the cap applies to you, this means that if your income from certain benefits is more than the cap, your benefit will be cut. The amount of money you get above the Benefit Cap limit will be taken off your Housing Benefit or Universal Credit.

If you get a letter from the Department of Work and Pensions notifying you that your benefits will be reduced because of the new Benefit Cap, or if you have any questions about the changes, you can contact our Benefits Advisor Joe Eley.