Housing Systems: Combating poverty and sustaining tenancies.
How Much: Benefit Cap

How it Works

How does the HB Office work out if someone is affected by the Cap?

Who's Excluded

Who is excluded from the 'Cap'? 


Are guardians excluded from the benefit cap?

Supported Housing

Special rules for some people living in 'specified accommodation'

How Much Deducted

If affected how much is deducted from the claimant's HB?

Changes in Circumstances

What should happen when a claimant has a change in their circumstances.

Minimising Impact

Ideas to minimise the impact on the Cap on claimants.

On UC?

What if someone is getting UC?

Legal Challenges

What challenges have there been?

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Useful Tools

Benefit Cap leaflet

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