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  • What are benefits?​
    • There are various benefits that a person or a family can be entitled to depending on their circumstances – ask an adviser at FISCUS to explain in more detail
    • We can do benefit checks;
    • We can help with form completion;
    • We can help with disputes you have with DWP/Local Authority or Tax Credit Office.
  • The benefits system can be very confusing and you will receive professional accurate advice from one of our advisers;
  • If you need an appointment please use our contact page and an adviser will get back to you with an appointment or to give telephone advice, please have your National insurance number(s), name address and postcode, details of any benefits or tax credits, private pensions, wages/salaries for both you and your partner, rent and council tax information and details of any savings and investments.  
  • (please note we can offer accurate benefit checks based on the information you provide, failure to fully disclose all income and savings will render any advice null and void)

​BENEFIT CAP

  • ​Currently the cap is £500 per week if you are part of a couple with or without children, this is reducing to £384.62 per week from Autumn 2016 If you live outside a Greater London borough;
  • Currently the cap is £350 per week if you are single and have no children, this is reducing to £257.69 per week from Autumn 2016 If you live outside a Greater London borough;
  • Currently the cap is £500 per week if you are single and are responsible for children, this is reducing to £384.62 per week from Autumn 2016 If you live outside a Greater London borough.
  • Several benefits are included in the benefit cap see list on www.gov.uk;
  • ​You are not affected by the benefit cap if:
    • ​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.