Second Cost of Living payment – Help for Households  

The Government has released details of the second Cost of Living Payment of 2023. Here’s what they have to say about it, including a BSL Video:

Millions of households are continuing to receive further support from government to ease financial pressures during 2023/2024.

The first 2023 payment of £301 was paid between 25 April and 17 May, a second payment of £300 will be paid between 31 October and 19 November, and the third payment of £299 will be paid by Spring 2024.

The payment will be made to people on these means-tested benefits: Universal Credit; Pension Credit; income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA); income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA); Income Support, and tax credits: Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit.

People need to have been entitled to payment during the qualifying period 18 August to 17 September or a payment for an assessment period ending within the qualifying period.

The Cost of Living Payment will be paid automatically, meaning those eligible do not need to apply or contact DWP or HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Read more about the range of support available as part of Help for Households.