Cost of living payments for those on UK state benefits

The DWP has announced that the first cost of living payment instalment of £326 will be paid automatically from 14 July 2022.  The second instalment of £324 will be paid in the Autumn, bringing the total to £650 for eligible claimants.

The first instalment for qualifying low income households in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be paid into bank accounts from 14 July 2022, continuing to the end of the month.

The payments will be made to households receiving the following benefits:

Universal Credit,

Income-based Jobseekers Allowance,

Income-related Employment and Support Allowance,

Income Support,

Working Tax Credit,

Child Tax Credit,

Pension Credit.

To be eligible for the first instalment, claimants needed to be in receipt of one of these benefits, or have been entitled to one of them, as of 25th May 2022.

More details are available on the website.

3 thoughts on “Cost of living payments for those on UK state benefits

  1. What about people that are on contribution based ESA. Why are they not entitled to it when it’s the same amount you get on income based. Still struggling the same

    1. We feel that everyone on all types of benefits should get it, as everyone is struggling and prices are only going upwards.

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