The benefit cap was introduced to ensure that workless households should no longer receive more in benefits than the average earnings of working households (after tax and national insurance deductions).
- £384.62 for couples (with or without children living with them)
- £384.62 for one parent households
- £257.69 for single person households
Some claimants are exempt from the cap, this includes people in receipt of:
- Disability Living Allowance
- Personal Independence Payment
- Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
- Working Tax Credit
More information is available on the Gov.uk website - Benefit Cap.