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Benefit cap hurts disabled people and carers

05 May 2016

Latest benefit cap figures show effect on disabled people and carers.

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At February 2016, of those capped households:

  • 14 % were claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance.
  • 51% were claiming Income Support (which includes carers).
  • 16% were claiming Employment and Support Allowance (Assessment Stage and Work -Related Activity Group only).
  • 7% were claiming Carer’s Allowance.
  • 92% were claiming Child Tax Credits.
  • 1 % were claiming Housing Benefit only.