Cost of Living Payments 23-24

Households across the UK will get a £300 cost-of-living support payment directly from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) between October 31 and November 19.

The money will be the second of three payments totalling up to £900 for those eligible and on means-tested benefits, such as Universal Credit, Pension Credit or tax credits, in 2023/24.

Eligible recipients will receive the payments directly to them, and there is no need for you to apply, contact the government or do anything to receive it.

People eligible for payments who are claiming tax credits only, and who do not qualify for a payment from the DWP, will get £300 from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) between November 10 and 19.

Payments are tax-free, will not count towards the benefit cap and will not have any impact on existing benefit awards, the government said.

Eligible pensioner households will also get a further £300 payment later this year, in addition to the winter fuel payment.