This week the Government announced that households receiving DWP benefits will receive the second part of the £650 Cost of Living Payment from 8 November and continuing through to the 23 November.
Over eight million families have already received the first Cost of Living Payment, worth £326, which was sent out from 14 July this year.
The second payment of £324 will automatically be paid into the bank accounts of those eligible in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland who receive a qualifying benefit, meaning they will not need to do anything to receive the money.
The DWP will pay a small number of payments on 8 November, with numbers increasing significantly from 9 November. Even if you are not on a qualifying DWP benefit you may still be eligible for the £324 payment as HMRC are also making payments to only those who receive tax credits and no other eligible benefits. These will be paid shortly after DWP payments and customers do not need to contact the Government or apply for the payment at any stage.
The £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment was provided in September, with a £300 additional pensioner payment to come in the Winter.