What is the Benefit Cap?
The Benefit Cap is a limit to 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 for Housing Benefit claimants, Department of Work and Pensions for Universal Credit claimants.