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The Benefit Cap

From 31 May 2016 in Northern Ireland, there is a limit on the amount of benefit you can receive if you're under the age for getting Pension Credit. This is called the Benefit Cap.

The Benefit Cap will only affect you if you're getting Housing Benefit or Universal Credit.  If the cap affects you, your benefit will go down.

If you want to speak to someone about changes to benefits, you can phone the independent welfare changes helpline for free on 0808 802 0020 or contact your local Citizens Advice.

Check if the Benefit Cap applies to you

Check how much the Benefit Cap is and whether it applies to you.

What support is available

Additional support available if you are affected by the Benefit Cap.