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30th Oct 2022

Millions of Brits to get £300 off cost of living payments

Tobi Akingbade

It is on top of the £650 split into two payments and the £400 rebate

Millions of households  across the UK will receive an extra £300 cost of living payment in the run-up to Christmas.

The cash boost is on top of the £650 being given in two instalments to lower-income households and the £400 everyone is getting in energy bill rebates.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced the additional £300 as part of the Government’s response to the cost of living crisis when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Rishi Sunak

The money will be given to pensioners who qualify for the Winter Fuel Payment. The payment itself is worth £100 to £300 and the top-up will be an additional £150 to £300. It will be paid from the start of November.

A Government spokesman said: “If you’re entitled to a Winter Fuel Payment for winter 2022 to 2023, you will get an extra £300 for your household paid with your normal payment from November 2022. This is in addition to any Cost of Living Payment you get with your benefit or tax credits.

“The full amount of Winter Fuel Payment you will get for winter 2022 to 2023 depends on your circumstances.”

The amount paid will depend on circumstances. The amounts below include the fuel payment and the top-up.

The second part of the £650 payment for lower-income homes will also start to be paid in November.

Work and Pensions Secretary, Chloe Smith, said: “Millions of families will soon see a £324 cash boost as part of our extensive £1,200 support package, helping to raise incomes and manage the rising cost of living.

“We understand that people are struggling which is why and we’re committed to supporting the most vulnerable households.

“That’s also why we are focused on driving growth and delivering quality public services so we can continue to support those in need through these challenging times while boosting opportunity for all.”

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