Lucy Allan MP welcomes that almost one in four families across the UK will receive £324 from the Conservative Government this month as the latest Cost of Living Payments begin to be sent out today, including 15,500 families in Telford.
Over eight million households in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland who claimed qualifying means-tested benefits during the eligibility period will be automatically paid £324 this month. This direct support is part of the Conservative Government’s £37 billion package of cost of living support, including up to £1,200 worth of direct help for vulnerable households.
In addition to means-tested cost of living support, the Energy Price Guarantee will help to keep household energy bills as low as possible – saving the typical household £700 this winter. The £400 Energy Bills Support Scheme will also help every household with the cost of energy this winter.
The payments, starting today from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), are made directly, with no need to apply or do anything to receive it.
Commenting, Lucy Allan MP said:
I welcome the news that 15,500 families in Telford are eligible for their second means-tested cost of living payment worth £324 this month.
These payments will give families much needed support this winter and protect the most vulnerable in the face of rising prices.
Commenting, Work and Pensions Secretary Mel Stride said:
We understand that people are struggling and that is why we’ve acted to ensure millions of low-income families are supported this winter.
As part of a wider £37 billion package of support, this latest £324 payment shows we are committed to helping our most vulnerable manage the rising cost of living.