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Benefit Cap - What is the Benefit Cap?

Find out more about the Benefit Cap.

What is the Benefit Cap?

In April 2013, a cap was introduced to limit the total amount in some benefits that working-age people can receive, even if their full entitlement would otherwise be higher.

Applies to: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Northern Ireland :
The Benefit Cap was introduced  in Northern Ireland from 31 May 2016.  See the NI Direct website for more information.

Administered by: Local Authorities

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