Benefit Cap changesPosted on August 29th 2016
NEW BENEFIT CAP FROM NOVEMBER
Worrying time ahead for large families and people in expensive accommodation claiming Housing Benefit help.
Further Tory cuts due in November will see a sharp rise in evictions and homelessness due to the benefit cap being reduced nationally to £384.62 weekly (£20,000 yearly) for couples and families and £257.69 weekly (13,400 yearly) for single people and in London £442.31 (£23,000 yearly) and £296.35 (15,410).
Although some people are exempt (See below) it is expected that over 100,000 adults and over 240,000 children will be affected by these new Tory cuts throughout the UK.
In our area Dumfries & Galloway around 150 families may see a sharp reduction to their Housing Benefit payments resulting in rent arrears and possible eviction.
Some families are exempt from these new cuts:
Follow the link below for a full list on exemptions
The charts below will help you see if you and your family will be affected.
BENEFIT CAP 2016
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