The benefit cap

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Benefits cap

The benefit cap is changing

From 7 November 2016 the maximum amount a household can receive in benefits is reduced.

The new benefit cap amounts are set at:

  • £20,000 total annual income for couples or families with children
  • £13,400 total annual income for single people

Will I be affected?

  • For couples or families with children - if your weekly income is more than approximately £385.00, your Housing Benefit will be reduced.
  • For single people - if your weekly income is more than approximately £258.00, your Housing Benefit will be reduced.

Benefits service

Email: benefits@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7683 1800

Visit: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/myaccount

Customer Service Centre
Broadgate House
Broadgate
Coventry
CV1 1FS

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