Thanks to further funding from Coventry Building Society we have been able to expand the work of the Benefits Cap Project.  This project sees the welfare benefits team continuing to work alongside Coventry City Council and other partners to identify more families in Coventry that are subject to the cap and facing destitution.

The project will work with families to provide legal advocacy and advice to secure exemptions from the cap. Through provision of legal advice and representation in the first stage of the project, the Law Centre forecast an average lump sum of over £17,000 per family and ongoing average monthly income increase of £299.

This project forms part of a broader aim to work with local authorities to provide earlier specialist advice.