The government have recently announced a package of measures to help with the cost of living. These are not loans and you do not need to apply for them, they will be sent directly to eligible residents over the coming months. They include:

  • All households with a domestic electricity connection will be automatically eligible for a £400 grant, including those with pre-payment meters
  • Households in receipt of Universal Credit, Income-based Jobseekers Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Pension Credit will also receive a one-off £650 cost of living payment. This payment will be made in two instalments–one in July and the second in the autumn
  • Households who receive the Winter Fuel Payment will be eligible for £300
  • People receiving Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, Armed Forces Independence Payment, Constant Attendance Allowance, and War Pension Mobility Supplement will receive £150