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Benefit cap

There is a cap on the total amount you can get from the main out-of-work benefits and children’s benefits. Some benefits are not included in the cap calculation. In some circumstances, you are exempt from the cap

This information explains the benefit cap as it applies if you are being paid housing benefit. If you are being paid universal credit, the rules are slightly different.

How much is the cap?

Which benefits are capped?

Where can I get more help or information?

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