Millions of people on the benefit will get a lump sum payment to help cover rising bills in the cost of living crisis.
package of support Prices up to £1,500 for some The government made the announcement yesterday.
among those eligible for help are those universal credit and other means-tested benefits.
they will get Lump sum payment of £650 starting July To help pay for things like energy, fuel and food, whose prices have risen in recent months.
And energy bill are set to increase further this winter, prompting the government to act.
Ofgem said the price range may increase Typical double fuel bill £2,800 in October Adding hundreds of pounds more to the energy bills of millions.
The latest aid package is designed to help the lowest-income and most vulnerable families.
but Martin Lewis highlights that some people are on profit £650 lump sum cost of living payment is not available.
The money-saving expert asked Mr. Sunak for help yesterday.
He pointed out that some Britons based some on benefits – contribution based employment support allowance And personal liberty payment (PIP) – Also those receiving Carers Allowance will miss out on a payment of £650.
Mr Sunak said support is being targeted to people on means-tested benefits, and suggested they may be eligible for support under other schemes.
He said: “Our current system is the best guide. There are 8 million instrument tested benefits on the way.
“That is where most of the calls were for help. It comes out to upwards of £400 and possibly £150.
“A third of UK families will have that support. There will always be others who will need support as well.
“We’ve put in some support to help people with disabilities. Those other things most people would get on a caregiver’s allowance.”
This means the benefits tested are based on your income and savings, and include Universal Credit.
That means how much money is coming into your bank account or into your account can affect how much benefits you get, and if you qualify for them.
But some benefits are not based on income, such as PIPs and contribution-based ESAs.
You can claim it no matter how much income or savings you have, and this is for people who have certain circumstances, such as a disability or health condition.
If you are receiving a non-means test benefit, you will not receive a payment of £650.
But you may qualify for help if you claim other means-tested benefits on top, or get help under separate plans.
Those receiving statutory benefits like sick pay, maternity or paternity pay will also not be eligible but may qualify for other schemes.
And Every household will get a £400 energy bill discount this winter.
Who is eligible for the £650 payment?
Those on the following benefits will receive an assistance of £650, the government has said, known as a cost of living payment.
- income based job seekers allowance
- Income Related Employment and Support Allowance
- income support
- working tax credit
- child tax credit
- pension credit
If you get any of these benefits, you will get paid – Find out how it’s paid for and when here.
What benefits will not qualify for the £650 payment?
The following benefits will not by themselves qualify you for a one-time living payment of £650.
But often if you are receiving these you may be eligible for the benefits tested through the above, which means you can get part of it.
Anyone can check whether they are eligible for the benefit using a simple calculator tool.
You may also qualify for a separate lump sum payment instead, for example if you are disabled or over the state pension age – see more in the sections below.
- attendance allowance
- carers allowance
- child benefit
- Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
- Contributory, or “new style”, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- guardian allowance
- Contribution-based, or “new style”, Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
- maternity allowance
- personal liberty payment
- state pension
- Statutory Adoption, Maternity, Paternity and Shared Parental Pay
- statutory sick pay
Who will be eligible for the £150 payment?
About six million people will receive an additional £150 payment if they are disabled and claim certain benefits.
- disability living allowance
- personal liberty payment
- attendance allowance
- Scottish disability benefits
- Armed Forces Freedom Pay
- continuous attendance allowance
- War Pension Mobility Supplement
trace More information about payment here And when you get it.
Who will be eligible for the £300 payment?
Millions of pensioners will receive a payment of £300, which is known as the pensioner’s cost of living.
The payment will be made in November or December and will help many people heat their homes this winter.
However, a payment of £650 on top could lead to a million pensioners missing out.
This is because they are eligible for a pension credit – and therefore a payment of £650 – but have not applied.
low-income pensioners are being The claim is being urged so that it can be supported.
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