2nd Cost of Living payment

4 October 2022

It has been announced that households receiving DWP benefits will receive the second part of the £650 Cost of Living Payment from 8th November and continuing through to the 23rd November. More information can be found at GOV.UK

Please note a small number of payments will be made on the 8th November, with numbers increasing significantly from the 9th. Eligible customers who receive tax credits and no other eligible benefits will be paid shortly after DWP payments by HMRC.

Over eight million families have already received the first Cost of Living Payment, worth ¬£326, which was sent out from 14th July this year. 

The second payment of ¬£324 will automatically be paid into the bank accounts of those eligible in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland who receive a qualifying benefit, meaning they will not need to do anything to receive the money.  

To be eligible for the second payment, families must have been entitled to a payment (or later found to be entitled to a payment) of either:‚ÄĮ 

  • Universal Credit for an assessment period that ended in the period 26 August to 25 September‚ÄĮ¬†
  • Income-based JSA, income-related ESA, Income Support or Pension Credit for any day in the period 26 August 2022 to 25 September 2022.‚ÄĮ¬†

For tax credit-only customers to be eligible for the second payment they must have received a payment, or an annual award of at least ¬£26 for the 22/23 tax year, of tax credits for any day in the period 26 August to 25 September 2022 – or later be found to be entitled to tax credits for this period.‚ÄĮ

The £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment was provided in September, with a £300 additional pensioner payment to come in the Winter

Customers do not need to contact the government or apply for the payment at any stage.‚ÄĮ