Currently we cannot give an individual calculation because benefit cap will not be applied until April 2013. Between now and April 2013 their individual circumstances may change, which could affect the amount of benefit that they are entitled to.
Claimants can work out how the cap might affect them by adding all the out of work benefits listed on their direct mail letter under ‘Which benefits count towards the cap? ‘They can get this information from their award letters.
When they have listed all the out of work benefits they receive and the amounts, they or their advisors can go to the benefit cap calculator.
This calculates the amount of benefit they receive each week and provides an estimate of how much their Housing Benefit may be reduced.
NB: The more precise claimants can be with their answers, the more accurate their estimate will be.