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    Default Should benefits be capped at £26,000 per household?

    And should this include child benefit or not?

    Myself I am gobsmacked that ANY one household can recieve £500 and up to £800 pw in benefits.

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    Default re: Should benefits be capped at £26,000 per household?

    It includes everything including Housing Benefit and council tax benefit and averaged out. Like in London some house rent at £400 a WEEK! So if they get Hb to pay that as there are not enough council houses then it does seem a Huge amount.
    Im sure there should be a limit as to when you dont get child benefit but where you draw that line I dont know

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    It should be £135 every two weeks, coz that's what I get.


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    Default re: Should benefits be capped at £26,000 per household?

    I get £134 every 4 weeks Child benefit... I want more

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    Default re: Should benefits be capped at £26,000 per household?

    If people are not earning the simple answer is to move to an area where the rents are lower. In London especially (but here too) rents can vary enormously depending on area, so the obvious answer would be not to pay housing benefits in more expensive areas.

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    Default re: Should benefits be capped at £26,000 per household?

    They should pay a fixed amount for a 3 bed house etc and you have to find a house you can afford. It's not like they need to be somewhere specific to commute to work
    I dont know that much about benefits really to be honest.

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    Default re: Should benefits be capped at £26,000 per household?

    I dont either, thats why I was gobsmacked at the amounts that can be paid out.

    Apparently 67000 households recieve more than £26.000 in benefits each year in the UK.

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    Default re: Should benefits be capped at £26,000 per household?

    That must include
    Job seekers,
    Housing benefit
    Council tax ben
    Disability Benefit
    Child benefit
    Can't think of anything else, I dont know anyone who claims either. Can you claim JSA forever or does it stop at some point? I know you have to prove your looking for a job but not sure if there are more stringent controls in place? ~;

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    Default re: Should benefits be capped at £26,000 per household?

    Just read...

    Q... does it cover all benefits. (the proposed capping)

    A... People claiming pension credit, working tax credit, and disability living allowance are not affected.

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    Default re: Should benefits be capped at £26,000 per household?

    Quote Originally Posted by CambCelt View Post
    It should be £135 every two weeks, coz that's what I get.

    My wife has just said that she got 10 shillings = 50p for our lad, he is 46 now.

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