Benefit cap

There is a limit on the total amount of benefit that most people can get. If your total benefits received are more than the Benefit Cap amount, your Housing Benefit entitlement will be reduced.

More information on the Benefit Cap can be found at GOV.UK - Benefit cap.

Families that are affected by the cap are being contacted directly by Jobcentre Plus and offered an employment interview with an advisor to discuss the help and support available in finding employment. In addition, the Council can arrange for you to see a Housing and Financial Advisor who will be able to help you with:

  • financial planning and household budgetary advice
  • how to feed your family nutritionally on a low budget
  • advice on alternative housing options

To arrange to see an advisor please telephone 020 8303 7777 and ask for Housing Support or email