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DWP and cost of living: When to expect payments in June

According to a study by the Financial Conduct Authority, many are having to choose between heating and eating  (PA Archive)
According to a study by the Financial Conduct Authority, many are having to choose between heating and eating (PA Archive)

As the cost-of-living crisis continues to put pressure on Brits across the nation, many are struggling to make ends meet.

According to a study by the Financial Conduct Authority, many are having to choose between heating and eating.

And, as inflation continues to soar, a number of Government initiatives supporting families have come to an end with the start of the new financial year in April.

However, the Energy Price Guarantee, which caps households’ electricity and gas bills at £2,500, will stay in place throughout June. And there is still some additional support available for those who need it.

Here is a look at the financial aid households can seek out.

Dates for benefits and cost-of-living payments

Millions of low-income households will be receiving support of up to £1,350 from the Government this year.

Plus, eight million eligible benefits claimants, including those on pension credit, tax credits, and universal credit, are receiving £900 in three instalments, according to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

The first of these was issued between April 25 and May 17. The second will reach bank accounts in autumn, and the last instalment will be paid in spring 2024.

Individuals with disabilities will be given an extra £150 between June 20 and July 4, and millions of pensioners will take home an additional £300 this winter.

The exact dates are expected to be revealed in the coming weeks and months.

As for all other benefit and pension payments, beneficiaries can expect the money to arrive as usual in June, as there will be no bank holidays to cause delays or confusion.

Additional help available

DWP will allow those who need Winter Fuel Payment support to submit their applications from September 18, which could offer between £250 and £600 based on your level of need.

Plus, state pensioners, who are aged 66 or above and have a medical condition or disability, might be eligible for an extra chunk of money under the Attendance Allowance Scheme.