Are you affected by the reduced Benefit Cap?

From 7 November, the weekly Benefit Cap will be reduced for working age tenants, meaning some of you will receive fewer benefits to help pay your rent.

Who is affected?

If you live in London and are of working age:

For a couple, with or without children, and single people with children, the cap will be reduced to £442.31.

For single people without children, the cap will be reduced to £296.35.

If you live in Hertford and other out of London properties and are of working age:

For a couple, with or without children, and single people with children, the cap will be reduced to £384.62.

For single people without children, the cap will be reduced to £257.69.

Further caps for those who have not been capped before will start in January 2017.

How we can help

If you think you may be affected by the benefit cap please contact your income officer or call us on 0300 373 3000 and ask to speak to a welfare adviser.  You can also email the Welfare Advice team on WelfareAdvisors@NetworkHomes.org.uk

There are several exemptions from the benefit cap and our advisors will help to check whether you should be exempt or help you apply for your full benefit entitlement.

If you are affected by the Benefit Cap, our employment service can assist you in to work which may help you manage the shortfall. Contact our Worksmart team on Worksmart@networkhomes.org.uk

Don’t wait if you think you may be affected!