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Confused. Will I qualify for the cost of living payment?

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Sallydog30
Sallydog30 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
I had to make a universal credit claim in may due to the break up of a relationship I’ve not worked for 4 years due to a disability  and get pip, my claim was excepted with my first payment of u/c on the 23rd June it said this is for the assessment period 17th may until 16th June I’m really confused will I qualify for the cost of living payment or not it seems nobody is really sure thanks for your help in advance

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,107 Disability Gamechanger
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    Unfortunately not because you need to have received a payment for an assessment period that ended in the period 26 April 2022 to 25 May 2022.
    You didn't start your claim until 17th May, which is outside of the criteria. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/cost-of-living-payment
    The criteria for the 2nd payment of £324 hasn't been announced yet but you may qualify for that.
    You will receive the £150 in September because of your PIP.

    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.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @Sallydog30 :) I hope that poppy123456's answer has helped to clear that up for you. Please do let us know if you have any further questions!

    I'm sorry to hear about the break up of your relationship. Have you been coping okay?

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