Benefit cap levels increasing from April 2023
The UK Government has placed a limit on the total amount of benefits working-age people can receive. This is known as the https://www.gov.uk/benefit-cap/benefits-included-in-the-cap
The cap amounts are:
- £423.46 per week (£22,020 a year) for couples
- £423.46 per week (£22,020 a year) for lone parents (if your children live with you)
- £283.71 per week (£14,753 a year) if you’re single.
If your income from benefits is above these levels, the amount of Housing Benefit or Universal Credit you receive may be reduced. Further information can be found at www.gov.uk/benefit-cap.
Where can you get help?
Argyll and Bute Council’s welfare rights service can help – call 01546 605517.
Get advice about managing your money and what to do if you get into debt.
Citizens Advice Bureau on 01546 605550