Benefit cap

The Benefit Cap is a limit on the total amount of benefit that most people aged 16 to 64 can receive. This means that households in which no-one works can no longer receive more in benefits than average working families after Tax and National Insurance has been deducted.

Benefit Cap amounts

The benefit cap outside Greater London is

  • £384.62 per week (£20,000 a year) if you're in a couple
  • £384.62 per week (£20,000 a year) if you're a single parent and your children live with you
  • £257.69 per week (£13,400 a year) if you're a single adult

For more information about the Benefit Cap changes please visit the government website

Get in touch about benefits

The quickest way to contact us is by using our online forms which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to speak to us give us a call and talk to our Customer Services team who will be happy to help. Alternatively, you can email the service direct.