Cost of Living support
Low-income households on means-tested benefits will receive first part of the ‘cost of living’ payment by the end of July, with some receiving the payment this week. The money will be automatically paid into their bank, building society or credit union account. Second instalment of £324 will be paid in the autumn.
The payment is tax-free, will not count towards the benefit cap, and will not have any impact on existing benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/cost-of-living-payment
The cost-of-living crisis is really impacting many residents across Haringey and beyond, but there is help and support available:
Check out our Haringey, Here to Help webpage to find help with the cost of food, energy, and other household essentials, through to support with housing and employment. You can also try our benefits calculator, to see what benefits you could get.
- Check if your loved ones could get Pension Credit – Many pensioners are missing out on an extra boost to their income by not claiming Pension Credit. Residents of state pension age who have a total weekly income under £200, could be able to claim. Check online today – it could make a BIG difference.
- If you’re worried about the cost of entertaining kids this summer holidays, Money Saving Expert have got 24 FREE or very cheap ways to create magic for children this summer – and keep an eye on future emails for more on free events and activities in Haringey.
- Struggling with energy bill debts? You could get up to £1,500 from British Gas – even if you’re not a customer. British Gas have a charity which helps people struggling with energy arrears to clear their debts. Find out if could get it, and how to apply.
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