Benefit seekers on certain aid will start receiving cash as part of the government’s cost of living payment in a few weeks. Payments will be made in two lump sums, with the first batch of payments starting to be made from July.
People who receive income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Pension Credit and Universal Credit are eligible for support.
A government spokesperson said: “You will receive one payment from July 2022 and a second payment in the fall of 2022, if you qualify. You must have qualified for one of these qualifying benefits on the 25th May 2022 to get the first payment.
“We will update these guidelines when the government announces when you must have qualified for one of these qualifying benefits to get the second payment.
“If you have a joint claim with a partner, you will receive a payment of £650 for the two of you, paid in 2 lump sum payments from July 2022 and in autumn 2022, if eligible. You will not receive a payment if you are eligible for a cost of living payment from HMRC because you are entitled to tax credits. !
Recipients of New Style Employment and Support Allowance or New Style Jobseeker’s Allowance will not be entitled to cost of living payments unless you are also in receipt of a credit universal or a disability benefit. Those who also receive an eligible disability benefit may receive an additional disability cost of living payment.