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Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association (ISHA)
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What is the benefit cap?
The benefit cap is the limit on the total amount in benefits that most working-age people can claim.
It is a limit that is set by Government.
If you are affected by the benefit cap it means that the money you have coming in will be reduced. Your housing benefit will be reduced and you will need to make up the shortfall in your rent. Your universal credit will be reduced so that you don't get more than the benefit cap limit.
Who will be affected?
If you are in receipt of income from the following benefits you will be affected by the cap:
Could you be exempt from the cap?
If you receive any of the following benefits you may not be affected by the benefit cap:
Existing claimants of Carer’s Allowance/ Carers Element of UC or Guardians Allowance should have the cap removed from them from 7/11/2016
What are the amounts involved?
From 7 November 2016 the amount capped will depend on where you live in the UK.
Inside Greater London
If you live in a Greater London borough, the cap will be:
If you are affected by the cap then you will need to change your spending habits. Please speak to our Customer Service Team on 0300 131 7300 or e-mail email@example.com if you want further advice on this.