UK government cost of living payments
Last updated: 06/04/2023
The UK Government has confirmed that three cost of living payments totaling £900 will be paid to households in 2023/2024.
You do not need to do anything.
The first payment of £301 will be made between 25 April 2023 and 17 May 2023, followed by the second payment of £300 in the Autumn and the third payment of £299 in Spring 2024.
To be eligible for the first payment, you must have been entitled to a payment of –
- universal credit for an assessment period that ended in the period 26 January 2023 to 25 February 2023; or
- income-based JSA, income-related ESA, income support or pension credit for any day in the period 26 January 2023 to 25 February 2023, or
- tax credits paid for any day in the period 26 January 2023 to 25 February 2023
The payments will be made straight into your bank if you qualify.