Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a £15bn package aimed at supporting families affected by the crisis of living and rising energy costs.
Bail-out includes one-time the cost of livingBut who is eligible and when do you need to apply for it?
Who is eligible for a one-time payment of £650 to help with energy bills
Britons are facing tough times in the coming months energy prices set to touch the sky.
In May 2022, Ofgem boss Jonathan Bearley said that households could see their energy bills increase. A whopping £2,800 per year in October,
above eight million families Will be received in lump sum in two payments.
Assistance will be available to all who are on means-tested benefits, including:
- universal credit
- pension credit
- housing benefit
- Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income support
To receive the first payment you must be on eligible benefits or have started a successful claim that is successful later, by May 25, 2022.
The Department of Works and Pensions and HMRC will determine the eligibility date for the second payment in due course.
When is the last date to apply for a £650 payment?
To get this assistance, you do not need to apply for it if you are already on suitable benefits.
You will receive payment directly from DWP.
Payments will be tax-free, and will not be counted profit margins or affect any benefits you receive.
There are other payments and grants and you may be entitled to this right now if you are on profit and struggling to pay your bills – You can learn more about them here.
When will I get paid £650?
DWP will transfer two lump sum payments to eligible people.
The first payment will come from July and the second in the autumn.
Specific dates have not been announced yet.
pay from hmrc Tax credits will follow shortly after each to avoid duplicate payments for only those on it.