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.
- Use the HM Gov benefits checker to find out what you might be entitled to
- Use an independent benefits calculator to find out what benefits you could get
- DWP Press Release
- Cost Of Living Factsheet
- Cost of Living Support
- You may be able to get other kinds of support, including: