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|