There’s a limit on the total amount of benefit that most people aged 16 to 64 can get. This is called the benefit cap.
The cap amount and the benefits that are affected by the cap will change on 7 November 2016.
You’re not affected by the cap if you or your partner work, and either of the following apply:
- you or your partner are eligible for Working Tax Credit
- you or your partner get Universal Credit, and your household income is more than £430 a month after tax and National Insurance