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Cost of living payment. Am I eligible?

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louisebear
louisebear Community member Posts: 7 Listener
edited July 2022 in Coffee lounge
I asked my work coach previously if I'm eligible for the cost of living payment and was referred to the government guidelines however I'm  still confused because I've read that if I get housing benefit that I'm not eligible but I do get UC lwcra and pip so can anyone clarify any of this for me please

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  • ShirleyW
    ShirleyW Community member Posts: 355 Empowering
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    Because you receive UC you will definitely get the 1st half of the £650 grant.  As long as you received some UC during the qualifying dates in April/May.

    The qualifying dates for the 2nd half have not been set yet. 

    It is people who receive housing benefit only who do not get it.

    As you also get PIP you will get a further £150 some time in September. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,289 Championing
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    Unless you’re living in either supported or temporary housing then your rent would be covered by UC. This is known as housing element. Housing benefit is completely different.
    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.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Championing
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    .. I've read that if I get housing benefit that I'm not eligible ..
    That would not be true. It is people who ONLY get housing benefit that are not eligible.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • louisebear
    louisebear Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Thank you for your answers and I am in supported accommodation so that is why its housing benefit not housing element from UC
    Glad I've got that cleared up ☺️
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