The lowered Benefit Cap came into place on the 7th of November 2016. More than 88,000 households nationwide have been affected.
The Benefit Cap is a limit on the total amount of certain benefits you can obtain if you are working age. The Benefit Cap will only affect you if you're getting Housing Benefit or Universal Credit. If the cap affects you, your Housing Benefit or Universal Credit is reduced. You can use the benefit cap calculator on gov.uk to find out how the benefit cap affects you.
Homefinder UK can support benefit capped households and help them find more affordable social housing options nationwide. Through Town Hall events on the Benefit Cap, targeted marketing of options, tailored relocation packages and brokered case management several local authorities have sought to mitigate the impact.
If you are an applicant and would like to know how we can help, contact us via [email protected]. If you are a social landlord, contact [email protected] for more detailed case study information.