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In-depth interviews with people affected by the benefit cap

This research was carried out for the Department for Work and Pensions by CCHPR about the impact of the Benefit Cap. The Benefit Cap was brought in over the summer of 2013 and limits working age benefits for out of work households to £500 a week for families and couples, and £350 for single person households. The research will add to the DWP’s understanding of the impact of the Cap on affected benefit claimants and will explore the ways in which claimants have responded to the introduction of the Cap. The first study was based on 50 in depth interviews with households whose benefits had been capped and explored the impact on work, seeking work, mobility, household structure, incomes, wellbeing and attitudes to work and benefits.

In-depth interviews with people affected by the Benefit Cap

This research was funded by the DWP and involved a series of qualitative interviews with households affected by the Benefit Cap. The benefit cap was brought in over the summer of 2013 and limits working age benefits for out of work households to £500 a week for families and couples, and £350 for single person households. The research will add to the DWP’s understanding of the impact of the Cap on affected benefit claimants and will explore the ways in which claimants have responded to the introduction of the Cap.

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15th December 2014