Benefit cap amounts

The amount you get through the benefit cap depends on whether:

  • you live inside or outside Greater London
  • you’re single or in a couple
  • your children live with you (if you’re single)

If you’re in a couple but you do not live together, you’ll get the amounts for a single person.

Benefit cap outside Greater London

Per week Per month
If you’re in a couple £384.62 £1,666.67
If you’re a single parent and your children live with you £384.62 £1,666.67
If you’re a single adult £257.69 £1,116.67

Benefit cap inside Greater London

Per week Per month
If you’re in a couple £442.31 £1,916.67
If you’re a single parent and your children live with you £442.31 £1,916.67
If you’re a single adult £296.35 £1,284.17