When is the next cost of living payment?
The next cost of living payment is £300 for people on income-based benefits such as Universal Credit. The full cost of living payment schedule for 2023/2024 is as follows:
- £300 paid between October 31 and November 19 for people on DWP means-tested benefits Universal Credit, Income-based JSA, Income-based ESA, Income Support, Pension Credit - qualifying dates are August 18 to September 17
- £300 paid between November 10 and November 19 for people on HMRC tax credits and no DWP means-tested benefits - qualifying dates are August 18 to September 17
- £300 paid in November/December to pensioners who get Winter Fuel Payment
- £299 paid during Spring 2024 for people on DWP means-tested benefits and HMRC tax credits - no exact dates yet announced.
Child Winter Heating Payment is a benefit from the Scottish Government.
It’s a payment to help disabled children and young people and their families with increased heating costs over winter. It’s paid once a year. The payment for winter 2023-2024 is £235.70. Payments for winter 2023-2024 will begin in November 2023.
You do not need to apply for this as it will be paid automatically if you are eligible, if you require more information then call 0141 771 7722 and ask for Angela our Welfare Rights officer