Important: Benefit Cap Changes From Autumn

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With many thanks to Gail Ward.

From Autumn 2016 the benefit cap is going to be reduced and will be set at a different level depending on whether you live inside or outside London:
• £442.31 a week if you are a couple or have children and live in London
• £384.62 a week if you are a couple or have children and live outside London
• £296.35 a week if you are a single person and live in London
• £257.69 a week if you are a single person and live outside London

When the reduced benefit cap is introduced, the benefits included when seeing if your benefit income exceeds the cap will be:
• Child Benefit
• Child Tax Credit
• Housing Benefit
• Incapacity Benefit
• Income Support
• Jobseeker’s Allowance
• Employment and Support Allowance (except when in the support group)
• Maternity Allowance
• Severe…

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