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How to support households affected by the overall benefit cap - October 2013


How to support households affected by the overall benefit cap - October 2013


In June 2010 government announced that it would cap the total amount of welfare benefits any working age household with children can receive at £500 per week, and at £350 per week for child-free households. The cap was rolled out between April and September 2013 and is now in effect across Great Britain.

This how to guide provideds practical advice and assistance on working with households affected by the cap. It is intended mainly for local authorities but will also be useful to other organisations who are affected, like social landlords.

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  • ?This gives very good information, to help tenants, on how to get through, the maze of the regulations, that are being made, to do what, I do not know.

    Redmond, William

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