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DWP confirms the 5 groups of people who will get £650 cost of living payment first

today25 June 2022

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The Government’s £650 cost of living payment will be paid to five groups first. The financial support, announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak as part of a package of measures to mitigate the effects of soaring energy and food prices, will begin on July 14.

More than eight million households on benefits across the UK will see the first installment, of £326, hit their bank accounts from that date. The rest will follow in the autumn, reports Hull Live.

The Department for Work and Pensions has since issued a breakdown of how many people will receive the cash in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Birmingham Live reports. Nearly one in four families will receive the £650 cash payment, while almost one in 10 of the population will get the £150 disability top-up, the DWP said.

The payment will come alongside other support including £150 for all households via the council tax payment system, £400 from energy suppliers from October, £300 extra for pensioners who get the Winter Fuel Payment, and £150 for those on disability benefits.

The Chancellor announced the emergency cost-of-living support package last month, saying £5 billion of the package would be paid for by a levy on the profits of oil and gas giants. In addition around £10 billion will be covered by extra borrowing.

Who will get the £650 cost of living payment?

Five groups of people will be first to get the payment. You should get two lump sums of £326 and £324 if you’re getting any of the following:

  1. Universal Credit
  2. income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  3. income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  4. Income Support
  5. Pension Credit

Most of the first payments of £326 will be made between July 14, 2022, and the end of that month. The second part will come in the autumn, with the exact date to be announced later.

Who exactly is eligible?

To get the first cost of living payment of £326, you must have been entitled to a payment (or later found to be entitled to a payment) of either:

  • Universal Credit for an assessment period that ended in the period April 26, 2022 to May 25, 2022
  • income-based JSA, income-related ESA, Income Support or Pension Credit for any day in the period April 26, 2022 to May 25, 2022

The DWP also clarified that people on specific legacy benefits will not be getting this payment because it is aimed only at those on means-tested benefits. Legacy benefits campaigners criticised the package of support and said an across-the-board increase to all benefits would have been a much fairer way of addressing the cost of living crisis.

In addition, HMRC will give a £650 payment to those on Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit. In these cases, the first payment of £326 will be delivered in the autumn and the second payment of £324 sometime this winter.

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