Cost of living payments

Extra cost of living payments from the government are still available to people who claim benefits. If you were getting one of the following benefits in April 2023 you should have received your extra £300 by now.

  • Universal Credit
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credits


If you were getting one of the following benefits on 1 April 2023, you will also have received additional £150 payment from the government between 20 June and 4 July:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance for adults
  • Disability Living Allowance for children
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • War Pension Mobility Supplement


If you have any questions, or if you haven’t received the payment and think you should have, please speak to your benefits provider.

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