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ESA support payment and cost of living payment.

moggiekim
moggiekim Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Still really confused over the cost of living payment.
I am on income related Employment and Support  Allowance and I am in the Support group.
Does this entitle me to cost of living payment? As of yet I haven't received anything. 
Does this entitle me to help with glasses, prescriptions or dental? Never bothered about it until now.
Thankyou in advance...

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    moggiekim said:
    Still really confused over the cost of living payment.
    I am on income related Employment and Support  Allowance and I am in the Support group.
    Does this entitle me to cost of living payment? As of yet I haven't received anything. 
    Does this entitle me to help with glasses, prescriptions or dental? Never bothered about it until now.
    Thankyou in advance...
    CoL entitlement
    https://www.gov.uk/guidance/cost-of-living-payment
    You were eligible for the first Cost of Living Payment of £326 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 26 April 2022 to 25 May 2022.
    If you are entitled and did not receive the first £326 earlier in the year you need to report a missing payment
    https://secure.dwp.gov.uk/report-a-missing-cost-of-living-payment/welcome

    Income based ESA does entitle you to help with glasses, free prescriptions and dental costs (if you can find an NHS dentist).
    https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/check-if-youre-eligible-help
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,406 Disability Gamechanger
    Did you receive the first £326? If not, are you sure your ESA is Income Related? As you're in the Support Group if you receive more than £117.60 per week then at least part of it is Income Related.
    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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