We are aware of which of our customers will be affected and how much their income will change.
If you are affected, we will be trying to contact you.
The Department of Work and Pensions has already identified customers that will be affected. These customers will either see a reduction in Housing Benefit or Universal Credit payments.
What is the benefit cap?
The Benefit Cap is a limit on the total amount of benefit you can get can get. It applies to most people aged 16 to 64 and affects the total amount your household can receive in benefits. By household, we mean benefits received by you, your partner and dependent children who live with you, are all included.
The overall benefit cap was reduced from 7 November 2016.
How much is the cap?
The total amount ahouseholdwill be able to claim in benefits is:
£384.62 a week
The total amount asingle personwill be able to claim in benefits is:
£257.69 a week
You won't be affected by the cap
if anyone in your household qualifies for Working Tax Credit or gets any of the following benefits: