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Any more cost of living payments

andysimpson2
andysimpson2 Community member Posts: 42 Connected
Hi all,
 I hope you are doing well. I keep seeing things in the media about cost of living payments. 

Do we think we will get any additional payments as it’s coming into winter?

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  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 1,618 Scope online community team
    Hello @andysimpson2, hope you're well :)

    As far as I know, there haven't been any announcements about any additional payments other than those already planned, but keep an eye on the news just in case.

    Here's a list of the different cost of living payments and eligibility on the government's website in case you or anyone else might find it helpful.
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  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
    If you receive any of the benefits listed below, you will receive a £300 payment. This has started today and can be paid up until 19th November (or will start on the 10th November until 19th November if you receive Tax Credits). Please see the guidance from the Government website:
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/cost-of-living-payment

    £300 Cost of Living Payment eligibility

    Universal Credit
    You are eligible for the Cost of Living Payment of £300 if you were entitled to a payment (or later found to be entitled to a payment) of Universal Credit for an assessment period that ended in the period 18 August 2023 to 17 September 2023.

    Income-based JSA, income-based ESA, Income Support and Pension Credit
    You are eligible for the Cost of Living Payment of £300 if you were entitled to a payment (or later found to be entitled to a payment) of income-based JSA, income-related ESA, Income Support or Pension Credit for any day in the period 18 August 2023 to 17 September 2023.

    You are also eligible if you are entitled to one of these benefits for any day during this period but you do not receive a benefit payment because your entitlement is between 1 penny and 9 pence.

    Tax credits
    You are eligible for the Cost of Living Payment of £300 if you received a payment of tax credits for any day in the period 18 August 2023 to 17 September 2023, or if you later receive a payment for any day in that period.
  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
    There is further help including the Warm Home Discount of £150, if eligible. Cold Weather Payments and the Christmas Bonus are a couple from the top of my head.
  • andysimpson2
    andysimpson2 Community member Posts: 42 Connected
    Thank you for your replies. The only benefit I receive is pip. Thanks again 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,172 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for your replies. The only benefit I receive is pip. Thanks again 

    Then unfortunately, you won't be entitled to the next £300 payment or the final one at the start of next year. The only CoL payment for those just claiming PIP or any other disability benefit was paid in June/July.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.

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