Cost of living payment
The government has announced a one-off payment of £650 to help with the “cost-of-living” rise and this will be paid in 2 instalments.
The first Payment of £326 will be paid between the 14th and the 31st of July and the second payment in the Autumn.
The qualifying benefits are:
- Child Tax Credit
- Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
- ESA (Income related)
- Income support
- Universal Credit
- Pension Credit
- Working Tax Credit
This payment will be paid to all those that were entitled to a qualifying benefit on 25th May 2022.
Winter Fuel payment
There will also be a £300 winter fuel payment made if you are of pensionable age – this is in addition to the cost-of-living payment.
This payment will be made in November and the amount awarded may vary dependent on the individuals’ circumstances.
Further details can be found here: www.gov.uk/guidance/cost-of-living-payment