The Government announced plans in their latest budget to provide further support payments to lowest income individuals to assist them through the cost of living crisis. We now have more information about which payments will be available and when to expect them.
When will the payments be made and what am I entitled to receive?
There are 3 different payments available. You could be eligible for 1, 2 or all 3 depending on your circumstances:
Low income benefits – up to £900
If you receive means-tested benefits you could be eligible for up to £900, paid out in 3 installments:
• Spring 2023 (After April 6th 2023) – £301
• Autumn 2023 – £300
• Spring 2024 (Before April 6th 2024) – £299
Disability benefits – £150 in summer 2023
You will receive this payment in the summer if you are in receipt of any of the following disability benefits:
• Adult disability payment (in Scotland)
• Armed forces independence payment
• Attendance allowance
• Child disability payment (in Scotland)
• Constant attendance allowance
•Disability living allowance
•Personal independence payment
•War pension mobility supplement
Above state pension age – £300 in winter 2023/24
If you’re entitled to winter fuel payment, and are above state pension age you will received this £300 winter payment. In addition to any of the other 2 payments you may be eligible for.
What do I need to do to receive the payments?
If you are eligible for any of the payments above you will receive the money into your bank account automatically. You do not need to apply. However, if you do not receive a payment you believe you are entitled to, it can be reported using this form