Benefit claimants prepare for payment cap

Benefit caps will be rolled out across the country from next week Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Hundreds of benefit claimants across Wales will see their payments capped at £500 a week from today. New rules by the UK government mean families can no longer claim more - and single people will be limited to £350 a week.

Most will see a reduction in their housing allowance meaning they'll have to move or make-up the shortfall. The government says no-one should receive more in benefits than those working. The majority of those affected in Wales will be in Cardiff - where an estimated 300 people will see a cut.

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Benefits cap rolled out in Wales

Up to 1,500 families across Wales will be affected as benefit payments are capped at £500 per week from today. New rules by the UK government mean claimants can no longer receive more - and single people will be limited to £350 per week.