More Cost of Living support for households

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have announced more detail on the payment schedule for the next round of Cost of Living support unveiled in the Chancellor’s November statement.

The £900 payment for over eight million eligible means-tested-benefits claimants (including those on Universal Credit, Pension Credit and Tax Credits) starts in Spring. Payments will go directly to bank accounts in three payments over the course of the financial year – there will also be a separate £150 for over six million disabled people and £300 for over eight million pensioners on top of their winter fuel payments.

Payments will be made automatically if individuals are eligible and there will be no need to apply. You can read more about the Cost of living payments here.