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How much is the benefit cap limit? | Benefit cap | Birmingham City Council

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How much is the benefit cap limit?

Benefit Cap limits with effect from 7 November 2016
Household Each year Each month Each week

Household made up of a couple
(with or without children)
or 
Lone parent (and the children they look after live with them) 

£20,000 £1,667 £384.62 (£385)

If the claimant is a single person and
they have no children,
or 
the children they look after don’t live with them

£13,400 £1,117 £257.69

 

Benefit Cap limits before 7 November 2016
Household Each year Each month for Universal Credit
(since October 2013)
Each week for Housing Benefit
(since April 2013)
Household made up of a couple (with or without children)
or
Lone parent (and the children they look after live with them)
£26,000 £2,167 £500
If the claimant is a single person and
they have no children
or 
the children they look after don’t live with them
£18,200 £1,517 £350

If you are suffering severe financial hardship or you are at risk, you may be able to get extra help with your housing costs.

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