I have been contacted by many constituents who were expecting their first Cost of Living payment yesterday (14th July 2022), and did not receive it.
This vital help from the Government is now being paid to those people who are entitled to it, and so I have put together a list of the expected payment dates for you. If you have any questions about this, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01752 717255.
For more information, see my full cost of living advice page here.
Low income benefits and tax credits
You may get a payment of £650 paid in 2 lump sums of £326 and £324 if you get payments of any of the following:
- Universal Credit
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Income Support
- Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit
You will not get a payment if you get New Style Employment and Support Allowance, contributory Employment and Support Allowance, or New Style Jobseeker’s Allowance, unless you get Universal Credit.
When you’ll be paid
|Benefit or tax credits||Cost of Living Payment||When you’ll be paid|
|Universal Credit||£326||Between 14 and 31 July 2022 for most people|
|Income-based JSA||£326||Between 14 and 31 July 2022 for most people|
|Income-related ESA||£326||Between 14 and 31 July 2022 for most people|
|Income Support||£326||Between 14 and 31 July 2022 for most people|
|Pension Credit||£326||Between 14 and 31 July 2022 for most people|
|Tax Credits||£326||From autumn 2022|
|£324||From winter 2022|
Disability Cost of Living Payment
You may get a lump sum payment of £150 if you’re getting any of the following:
- Attendance Allowance
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance for adults
- Disability Living Allowance for children
- Personal Independence Payment
- Adult Disability Payment (in Scotland)
- Child Disability Payment (in Scotland)
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- War Pension Mobility Supplement
When you’ll get paid
You’ll get the payment from September 2022. Payments will be made to people who get a qualifying disability from DWP before payments to people who get a qualifying benefit from the Ministry of Defence.
Pensioner Cost of Living Payment
If you’re entitled to a Winter Fuel Payment for winter 2022 to 2023, you will get an extra £300 for your household paid with your normal payment from November 2022. This is in addition to any Cost of Living Payment you get with your benefit or tax credits.
The full amount of Winter Fuel Payment you will get for winter 2022 to 2023 depends on your circumstances. These amounts are for winter 2022 to 2023 only.
|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|