Household Benefit Cap

Overview of Benefit:
The following benefits will be totalled:

  • Housing Benefit
  • Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Child Benefit
  • Carers’ Allowance

If the total of your benefit is above the maximum allowance then your Housing Benefit will be reduced accordingly.

Tenants Affected:
All tenants in receipt of income benefits as listed

Tenants Not Affected:
You are in receipt of Pension Credit or Working Tax Credit. A member of your household is in receipt of DLA (PIP) or Attendance Allowance or the support element of Employment and Support Allowance.