First UC cost of living payments

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woodbine
woodbine Community member Posts: 12,139 Championing
The cost of living payment of £650 is to be paid in two halves the first £326 will be paid from the 14th July, the second payment of £324 will be paid in Autumn on a yet to be decided date, reports the BBC tonight;

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61802109

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  • Siwheels73
    Siwheels73 Scope Member Posts: 748 Empowering
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    Is that £650 per person, or per household, do you know?
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Championing
    edited June 2022
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    Is that £650 per person, or per household, do you know?
    It's per benefit recipient. A single claimant gets a payment. A couple claimant get one payment paid to the person who normally receives the benefit payment.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,295 Championing
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    It’s per person, that claims a qualifying benefit. If it’s a couples claim then they will only receive £650.
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 5,022 Championing
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    Is that £650 per person, or per household, do you know?
    It's £650 per UC claim.
    So a couple with a joint UC claim would only get 1 x £650, but a household with adult children on individual claims would each get £650.