Supporting refugees affected by the benefit cap

What is the benefit cap and how to manage it

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The benefit cap is a limit on the total amount of welfare benefits each family or individual receives. The benefit cap can be a big challenge especially if your Group operates in an area where housing is expensive, but you can address this. Our downloadable resources, which you can find on the right-hand side, outlines some of the ways you can support a refugee family affected by the benefit cap. 

Last modified
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 15:35
Key things to do
  • Check whether the refugee family is likely to be affected by the benefit cap
  • Identify the best pathway to lifting the benefit cap
  • Create a plan for the family to follow