Government has now released the dates when people can expect to receive the second cost of living payment.
In May 2022, the then Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced a £15 billion package of support with cost of living measures, targeted particularly at those with the greatest need.
This package included support for households in receipt of means tested benefits with a one-off Cost of Living Payment of up to £650, made in two payments, and support to help disabled people with the particular extra costs they will face, with people who receive non-means tested disability benefits receiving a one-off Disability Cost of Living Payment of £150.
The means-tested benefit Cost of Living Payment of up to £650 is made in two payments, for families in receipt of certain means-tested benefits during the qualifying periods:
When you’ll be paid
|Benefit or tax credits||2nd Cost of Living Payment||When you’ll be paid|
|Universal Credit||£324||Between 8 and 23 November 2022 for most people|
|Income-based JSA||£324||Between 8 and 23 November 2022 for most people|
|Income-related ESA||£324||Between 8 and 23 November 2022 for most people|
|Income Support||£324||Between 8 and 23 November 2022 for most people|
|Pension Credit||£324||Between 8 and 23 November 2022 for most people|
|Tax credits||£324||Shortly after people on the low income DWP benefits have been paid|
A Disability Cost of Living Payment of £150 has also been made to those eligible.
As part of this package, the government is also providing extra support to help all pensioners across the UK stay warm this winter, with up to an additional £300 Pensioner Cost of Living Payments
|Your circumstances||Born between 26 September 1942 and 25 September 1956||Born on or before 25 September 1942|
|You qualify and live alone (or none of the people you live with qualify)||£500||£600|
|You qualify and live with someone under 80 who also qualifies||£250||£350|
|You qualify and live with someone 80 or over who also qualifies||£250||£300|
|You qualify and live with a partner who qualifies, and either of you gets certain benefits||£500 – only one of you will get the payment||£600 – only one of you will get the payment|
|You qualify and live with someone (not your partner) who qualifies, and either of you gets certain benefits||£500 – you’ll both get the payment||£600 – you’ll both get the payment|
|You qualify, live in a care home and do not get certain benefits||£250||£300|
I became a pensioner this week but am not entitled to any support to keep warm this winter as the cut-off date is 25th September. How is that fair when the whole winter is ahead of me and I will only be receiving the state pension?
Apply for pension credit perhaps.
Better still contact Turn2Us https://benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk/
Contact your utility companies to see if they can help.
Good luck! As that is what it is coming to in Tory Britain.
If that is all your income, try claiming Pension Credit.
That should help you out as if you get Pension credit it has added benefit like free National Health Dentist, help with prescription costs.
Thank you very much Clare and Diane for your advice.
2nd Cost of living payment qualifying period is 26th Aug to 25th Sept if your qualifying benefit is paid after or before this period you will not get a COLP.
As I am in my ninth decade, it seems there may be some advantages!
As I am in my ninth decade, it seems there may be some advantages! This only happened this month, well done mum!
I am 75 and live alone, I get smaller state pension and pension credit guarantee I got the £324 put in my bank ,but am confused, If and when I get the 2nd payment , will I have to apply or will it be put in automatically , And when should it be paid
You should get it automatically put into the bank Pauline.
hi jane dont panic i had the same issue put a clam in for pension credit
if your partner is under pension age the one over pension age claims for the both
of you you claim as a couple if you are on your own you claim for vure self
you now can claim on line and when you get sorted ask thwn do a bennerfits
check and if you get it they will back date it from when you made the claim
so please dont worry c a b will help if you are struggling to fill the forms
just give them a call