Benefit Cap – lifted for 9 months?Make Text Bigger
Is this correct? I just spoke to the DWP and apparently even if a tenant has been capped, the cap has been removed for the next 9 months.
I’m guessing this is a result of some landlords upping their rent to meet the increased LHA rates? I’ve been checking to see if my tenants are on benefit caps before I do (so that any rent increase does not come out of their other benefits meant for food, heating etc instead of their housing element), only to discover 10 mins ago it doesn’t apply now as all caps are suspended as of last week?
Can someone confirm this?
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