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If you are due to receive your housing benefit payment on 25 December 2023, this will be paid into your bank account on Thursday 21 December. Your usual payment schedule will resume in January 2024

Benefit Cap

The benefit cap ensures that households not in work do not receive more in benefits than the average working family after tax and national insurance.

If your benefit has been capped you may have to use money from your other benefits to pay some or all of your rent.

Visit the gov.uk webpage to find out more about the Benefit Cap, including:

  • Benefits affected by the cap
  • When you're not affected
  • Benefit cap amounts
  • Benefit cap calculator
Last updated 16 February 2023
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