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Universal Credit: When will claimants get the 2nd cost of living boost? | Personal Finance | Finance


Nearly six million (5.8) Britons who depend on Unviversal Credit either because they’re out of labor, or to top up a low income, are waiting for his or her second cost of living payment to assist them pay for soaring energy bills. It’s not only Britons who depend on Universal Credit who will get this help – in total eight million individuals who depend upon Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) advantages will receive this financial help, but when exactly can people expect this money boost?

Some eight million Britons must have now received the primary cost of living support payment which has been paid to people on Universal Credit, tax credits, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Pension Credit.

The fee of living support payments were introduced by former Chancellor Rishi Sunak to assist people pay for soaring energy bills and rising living costs brought on by increasing inflation.

Struggling Britons could receive as much as £1,100 in cost of living support payments depending on their circumstances.

As well as, everyone will receive a £400 cost of living payment towards energy bills regardless of what their income.

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The second instalment of the Cost of Living payment will probably be paid to people on Universal Credit, Income-based JSA, Income-related ESA, Income Support and Pension Credit claimants in autumn 2022.

Nevertheless, families on tax credits could have to attend until winter for his or her £234 payment since the DWP desires to avoid errors. 

The £150 disability cost of living payment is on account of be paid into people’s bank accounts from September 20, 2022.

Pensioner households who’re eligible for a Winter Fuel Payment will get a further one-off £300 on top of the conventional payment from November 2022.

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Universal Credit claimants could ask the DWP for extra financial assist in the shape of:

  • Advance payments
  • Hardship payments
  • Budgeting advance
  • Other state advantages
  • Low-cost broadband
  • Reduced council tax bills
  • Capped water bills
  • Half price bus
  • Discounted rail fares
  • Free or discounted gym membership
  • Help with latest job costs
  • Warm Home Discount Scheme of £140 off fuel bills
  • £25 in Cold Weather Payments
  • Low-cost BT phone calls
  • Free prescriptions for individuals with zero income or those on a low income
  • Free dental treatment
  • Eye tests and discounted glasses
  • Free school transport
  • Free school meals
  • Discounted childcare costs
  • £150 towards school uniforms – depending on the local authority
  • £1,200 free money as a part of the Government’s Help to Save scheme
  • Food vouchers for teenagers as a part of the Healthy Start scheme
  • Maternity grant as much as £1,000
  • Disabled Facilities Grant (as much as £30,000) to make changes to a house
  • Homeowners can apply for as much as £10,000 to pay for a boiler
  • Homeowners can get help to pay for double glazing as a part of the Green Homes Scheme
  • As much as £300 in Winter Fuel Payments
  • Free wigs or fabric support provided by the NHS
  • Free health travel costs
  • Help with housing costs
  • Help with funeral costs
  • Bereavement support payments
  • Reduced court fees.
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