Housing benefit and local council tax support

What is the benefits cap?

The cap is £384.62 per week for a couple/family with children, and £257.69 per week for a single person.

Are there any exceptions? 

The benefit cap does not apply where any household member receives:

  • Disability living allowance
  • Personal independence payments
  • Attendance allowance
  • The support part of employment and support allowance
  • Working tax credit
  • War widows/widowers pensions
  • Armed Forces Compensation Scheme/Independence Payment
  • Industrial Injuries Benefit (or equivalent as part of a War Disablement Pension)
  • UC payment for ‘limited capability for work and work- related activity’

For more information please visit the Department for Work & Pensions website.