You may get a payment of £650 paid in two lump sums if you are receiving any of the following:
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Pension Credit
- Universal Credit
If you are entitled, you will get one payment from July 2022 and a second payment in autumn 2022.
You will need to have been entitled to one of these qualifying benefits on 25 May 2022 to get the first payment.
The Government has not yet announced the date from which you need to have been entitled to these qualifying benefits to get the second payment.
If you have a joint claim with a partner, you will get one payment of £650 for both of you, paid in two lump sums from July 2022 and in autumn 2022, if eligible.
You will not get a payment if you have already received a Cost of Living Payment from HMRC because you were entitled to tax credits.
If you receive New Style Employment and Support Allowance or New Style Jobseeker’s Allowance, you will not be entitled to the Cost of Living Payment, unless you get Universal Credit or a disability benefit as well.
If you also receive a qualifying disability benefit, you may get an additional Disability Cost of Living Payment.