The Benefit Cap
The Government has put a cap on how much benefit a single person or couple is entitled to, if they are of working age. This means the amount of benefits they receive is limited to £500 per week for couples and single parent households. This is limited to £350 per week for single adults.
The following households will be exempt:
- Households that include a member who is receiving Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance or Constant Attendance Allowance
- Where the claimant/partner receives some Working Tax Credit
- Those getting the Support Component of Employment and Support Allowance
- Those in receipt of a War Widow Pension