When to expect the final cost of living payment this year

The final cost of living payment of £299 will be paid between February 6, 2024 and February 22, 2024. People receiving certain benefits or tax credits are eligible for the cost of living payment. These include: Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance , Employment support allowance, Income support, Pension credit, Child tax credit, and Working tax credit.


This payment follows several others made throughout 2023:

£301 – First cost of living payment – issued between 25 April and 17 May (or 2 to 9 May for people on tax credits but no other low-income benefits)

£150 – Disability payment – issued between 20 June and 4 July

£300 – Second cost of living payment – issued between 31 October and 19 November for most people

£300 – Pensioner payment – issued November 2023


If you believe you are eligible for these payments, but have not received them, you should contact the DWP.


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