The benefit cap sets a limit on the total amount in benefits that most working age people can get.
Use our benefits calculator to find out how the benefit cap may affect you.
Weekly benefit cap
You're not affected by the benefit cap if you receive:
- Working Tax Credit (even if the amount you get is £0) or
- Universal Credit, but only if you and your partner earn more than £658 a month combined, after tax and National Insurance contributions
Finding work could mean that the cap won't apply.
If you're seeing a Jobcentre Plus work coach, they'll continue to help you look for work and get skills you may need for a job.
Find local opportunities, training courses and support groups on the One Front Door website.
If you get Housing Benefit or Universal Credit but need extra help with rent or moving costs then you may be able to apply for a Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP).