More than eight million households across the whole of the UK will get a cash payment from July to ease cost of living pressures, as the Work and Pensions Secretary Thérèse Coffey set out detailed plans on 15 June 2022.
- Millions will receive the first of two cost of living instalments totalling £650 from 14 July 2022, part of the £1,200 support package this year
- Initial automatic instalment will be £326, with the rest to follow in a second instalment in the autumn.
- This comes as part of £37 billion government package to help families with cost of living pressures.
The first instalment of the £650 for qualifying low income households in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will land in bank accounts from 14 July 2022, continuing to the end of the month.
The guidance on GOV.UK for getting an extra payment to help with the cost of living if you’re entitled to certain benefits or tax credits has been updated to clarify qualifying dates, payment dates, how the payments will be made and how the payments to people on low income benefits and tax credits will be split.