If you are getting benefits and could be affected by the benefit cap you should have already been contacted by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). They will help you understand what the cap might mean for you. DWP will help you to get information about the changes and to think about what you can do now to get ready.
Your Housing Benefit may go down to make sure that the total amount of your benefit is not more than the cap level. If this happens you may have to use money from your other benefits to pay towards the rent for your home.
If you're getting benefits and seeing a Jobcentre Plus adviser, a Work Programme provider or a Work Choice provider, they will continue to help you. They will help you to look for work and to get the skills you may need to find a job. If you're not currently in contact with one of these, you'll be offered an appointment to discuss the help and support that might be available. If you find work the cap may not apply to you.