Benefit Cap Update

 RthbIf you are affected by the overall Benefit Cap, you will receive a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) between 24 May and 10 June. This letter contains information on how your income will be affected by the forthcoming Benefit Cap, as well as information on the advice and support councils and job centres will provide.

Information of when the Benefit Cap will take affect is not yet available, as there will be a phased rollout, starting in the Autumn.

“The Benefit Cap is set at £20,000 for a household outside London. Exceptions include those where any member of the household is disabled, or a single parent working more than 16 hours per week. Households already affected by the £26,000 Benefit Cap will be notified of the reduced cap at the same time as new households.” National Housing Federation (NHF)

Once you have received this letter, if you have any questions and wish to speak to an adviser from Midland Heart, you can call us on 0345 60 20 540 or email us

25th May 2016 | News, schemes and services | News