Cost of Living payments Newcastle: DWP confirms when spring payment of £301 will be paid

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The first of three cost of living payments is set to arrive to those eligible this Spring, with dates now confirmed

Thousands of households across the North East including Newcastle are set to receive a £301 cost of living cash boost this spring. The government has announced dates for the pay-out to help those who need it most and some could receive it as early as April.

This is the first of three payments set to help people who are struggling with the cost of living crisis, with the other payments of £300 to be paid during autumn 2023 for most people and £299 paid during spring 2024 for most.

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The payment will be paid to most people on Department for Work and Pensions benefits (DWP) between April 25 and May 17, 2023.

Who is eligible for the spring Cost of Living payment?

You’ll be eligible for this payment if you received a payment of tax credits for any day during the period January 26 2023 to February 25 2023.

You will be eligible for the three upcoming payments if you currently receive these benefits, with the payments being separate from your benefit payments.

  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income Support
  • Pension Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Working Tax Credit

Also coming this year will be the £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment that will be paid in the summer. Winter fuel support will also get a top up for the elderly. A spokesperson for the DWP said: “If you’re entitled to a Winter Fuel Payment for winter 2023 to 2024, you will get an extra £150 or £300 paid with your normal payment from November 2023.”

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