There is a limit on the total amount of benefit payments that people aged 16 to 64 can receive. This is called the benefit cap.
How much you receive may go down if the total amount you are entitled to is greater than the benefit cap.
You are not affected by the cap if you or your partner work, and either of the following apply:
- you or your partner are eligible for Working Tax Credit
- you or your partner get Universal Credit, and your household income is more than £430 a month after tax and National Insurance
You can find more information on this from our Frequently Asked Questions below.