Cost of Living Payments

You may be able to get financial help if you claim certain benefits or tax credits. If you’re eligible, payments will be made automatically. The next payment will be between 31 October and 19 November 2023, with further payments in winter 2023 and spring 2024.

You do not need to apply. If you’re eligible, you’ll be paid automatically in the same way you usually get your benefit or tax credits. This includes if you’re found to be eligible at a later date.

If you have had a message asking you to apply or contact someone about the payment, this might be a scam.

These payments are not taxable and will not affect the benefits or tax credits you get.

You can find out more here.

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