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Second cost of living payment to be paid from 31 October – here's who qualifies and how much you'll get

Over eight million households on certain benefits and tax credits will receive their second cost of living payment from 31 October.

20 September 2023

Disability cost of living payments paid to millions – here's who qualifies and what to do if you haven't got the money

Over six million disabled people claiming certain benefits have now been sent a £150 one-off cost of living payment.

7 August 2023

All London primary age children to get free school meals for a year from September – here's what we know

Every primary age child in London will get free school meals in the 2023/24 academic year, as part of a new scheme introduced by the Mayor of London.

27 July 2023

Parents on Universal Credit will be able to get £100s more in help with childcare costs from 28 June – here's what you need to know

Parents on Universal Credit with high childcare costs will soon be able to claim £100s more in support each month, as the Government is boosting the help available from Wednesday 28 June.

26 June 2023

'I got £22,000 in backdated bereavement help and it's been life-changing' – check if you're eligible as MSE readers reclaim £124,000 so far

MoneySavers with children whose partners have sadly passed away have reclaimed £124,000-plus in total in backdated bereavement help, in just three months, after reading about it on

23 May 2023

Cost of living payments paid to millions – here's who qualifies and how to claim if you've not got yours

Over eight million households on certain benefits and tax credits have received the first third of their £900 cost of living payment.

23 May 2023

Budget 2023: Martin Lewis rounds up today's key announcements and what they mean for your finances

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has announced major changes to childcare support, pensions and benefits in his 2023 Spring Budget.

17 March 2023

Virgin Media makes it easier to get cheaper broadband if you're on benefits – here's how it compares and how to get it

Millions more households on low incomes may now be able to get Virgin Media's discounted broadband social tariffs, as the provider has expanded the list of qualifying benefits and made it easier to sign up.

1 March 2023

Live in Scotland? Check you're not missing out on a FREE £150 towards your energy bills

Scottish households on certain benefits can get £150 off their energy bills under the Warm Home Discount scheme – but, unlike in England and Wales, many in Scotland still need to apply. Here's how to check if you're eligible.

17 February 2023

Warm Home Discount: Minister promises to look at complaints after MSE identifies 10,000s may be falling through eligibility cracks

Tens of thousands of financially vulnerable people are likely slipping through eligibility cracks in the £150 Warm Home Discount support scheme, according to (MSE).

14 February 2023