Author: Emma Taylor

  • Families encouraged to check for local Cost of Living support!

    Families encouraged to check for local Cost of Living support!

    It has been announced that more than three million households will be informed that they qualify for the Warm Home Discount as part of the latest Cost of Living support. The automatic one-off payment of £150 will help eligible, low income customers to pay their energy bills over the winter. The Government is also relaunched…

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  • Payment window for £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment from today

    The Department for Work and Pensions has announced that disabled people in the UK will receive their one-off £150 disability cost-of-living payment from Tuesday 20 June. Those being paid a disability benefit will receive it automatically during a two-week window starting today (20 June) and finishing on 4 July. A small proportion of payments will…

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  • Payment window for £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment announced

    Payment window for £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment announced

    The Department for Work and Pensions has announced that disabled people in the UK will receive their one-off £150 disability cost-of- living payment from 20 June. Those being paid a disability benefit will receive it automatically during a two-week window starting on 20 June and finishing on 4 July. A small proportion of payments will…

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  • Only a few days left to claim Pension Credit and qualify for cost-of-living payment

    Only a few days left to claim Pension Credit and qualify for cost-of-living payment

    The government is calling on pensioners to check if they are entitled to Pension Credit as soon as possible, and by 19 May, to ensure they stand the best chance of qualifying for the latest £301 cost-of-living payment Pension Credit is designed to help people with daily living costs who are over State Pension age…

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  • Families to receive £301 Cost of Living Payment from this week

    Families to receive £301 Cost of Living Payment from this week

    It has been announced that over eight million households in the UK will receive a £301 cost-of-living payment from this week. This is the first of up to three payments for those eligible on means-tested benefits, including Universal Credit, Pension Credit and tax credits, totalling £900 through 2023/24. These payments will be accompanied by a…

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  • Government encourages prepayment meter customers to redeem vouchers

    Government encourages prepayment meter customers to redeem vouchers

    Households on traditional prepayment meters to redeem their energy bill support vouchers are being encouraged to redeem their vouchers as there is £160 million remaining to be claimed. The vouchers allow eligible customers to access discounts of up to £400 on their energy costs, which direct debit customers will have automatically received this winter. The…

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  • Help with your TV Licence

    Help with your TV Licence

    The Simple Payment Plan was created for those in financial difficulty. Qualifying customers can choose from either a fortnightly or monthly payment plan that spreads the cost of a TV Licence over 12 months, this means you make smaller payments more frequently, helping you to better manage your finances. TV Licensing accepts referrals to the…

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  • Disability & Pensioner Cost of Living Payments 2023/2024

    Disability & Pensioner Cost of Living Payments 2023/2024

    Disability Cost of Living Payment You may be entitled to a Disability Cost of Living Payment of £150 if you get any of the following benefits on a certain date: This guidance will be updated with the qualifying date for the payment when it has been announced. If you were getting a qualifying benefit from…

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  • Low income benefits and tax credits Cost of Living Payment 2023-2024

    Low income benefits and tax credits Cost of Living Payment 2023-2024

    You may be entitled to up to 3 Cost of Living Payments of £301, £300 and £299 if you get any of the following benefits or tax credits on certain dates: The payment will be made separately from your benefit payments. You will not get a payment if you are only getting New Style ESA,…

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  • One million families claiming tax credits to receive Cost of Living Payment from 2 May

    One million families claiming tax credits to receive Cost of Living Payment from 2 May

    One million eligible claimant families receiving tax credits, and no other means-tested benefits, will get the first 2023-24 Cost of Living Payment from Tuesday 2 May 2023, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has confirmed. The £301 government payment will be paid automatically into most customers’ bank accounts between Tuesday 2 and Tuesday 9 May 2023…

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