Cost of Living Payments

If you claim some benefits, you might be eligible for an additional £650 from the UK Government, spread over two Cost of Living Payments. The first payment will be for £326, and the second payment of £324 will be paid later in the year.

These payments are being made by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).  You don’t need to contact anyone; your payment is automatic.

  • If you are claiming benefits and think that you are entitled to a Cost of Living Payment, you don't need to do anything. You'll get the payments automatically. You can find out more here.
  • The first instalment of the £650 Cost of Living Payments will be paid automatically to eligible people, between 14 - 31 July. The remaining £324 will be paid in autumn. You can find out more here
  • Did you know that households on means tested benefits, including Universal Credit and Pension Credit, will receive a payment of £650 this year? This will be made automatically in two instalments - the first of which will be paid between 14 - 31 July. You can find out more here

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