Cost of living information & payment details and dates 

Benefit or tax credits
Cost of Living Payments

 

When you’ll be paid

Universal Credit
£326 Between 14 and 31 July 2022 for most people
£324 Between 8 and 23 November 2022 for most people


Income-based JSA
£326 Between 14 and 31 July 2022 for most people
£324 Between 8 and 23 November 2022 for most people


Income-related ESA
£326 Between 14 and 31 July 2022 for most people
£324 Between 8 and 23 November 2022 for most people


Income Support
£326 Between 14 and 31 July 2022 for most people
£324 Between 8 and 23 November 2022 for most people


Pension Credit
£326 Between 14 and 31 July 2022 for most people
£324 Between 8 and 23 November 2022 for most people


Tax Credits
£326 Between 2 and 7 September 2022 for most people
£324 Shortly after people on the low income DWP benefits have been paid

If you had a claim between 26 April and 25 May 2022, a single payment of £326 will be sent using the same payment method used between these dates, if you’re eligible.

If you had a claim between 26 August and 25 September 2022, a single payment of £324 will be sent using the same payment method used between these dates, if you’re eligible.

Your payment might come later, for example if you are awarded a qualifying benefit at a later date or you change the account your benefit or tax credits are paid into. You will still be paid the Cost of Living Payment automatically and do not need to contact DWP or HMRC.

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£150 Disability Cost of Living Payments

 

The majority of payments will be made week commencing 26th September

Those who had confirmed payment of their disability benefit for 25 May will receive the £150 automatically, with the vast majority to be paid by early October.

Six million people who are paid certain disability benefits will  receive a one-off payment of £150 
The payment will help disabled people with the rising cost of living, acknowledging the higher disability-related costs they often face, such as for care and mobility needs.


Eligibility

Those who receive the following disability benefits may be eligible for the one-off payment of £150 in September:


Disability Living Allowance,


Personal Independence Payment,


Attendance Allowance,


Scottish Disability Benefits (Adult Disability Payment and Child Disability Payment),


Armed Forces Independence Payment,


Constant Attendance Allowance and
War Pension Mobility Supplement.

Those who had confirmed payment of their disability benefit for 25 May are expected to be paid shortly after the payment window opens. For those awaiting confirmation of their disability benefits on 25 May, or who are waiting to be assessed for eligibility to receive disability benefits, the process may take longer but payments will still be automatic.

You must have received a payment (or later receive a payment) of one of these qualifying benefits for 25 May 2022 to get the payment.