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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

Urgent: On non-smart prepay for energy? You have until 30 June to use or lose your £400 Government help vouchers

Over 1.7 million vouchers (15%) – worth over £110 million in total – have yet to be redeemed, according to the latest official statistics.

26 June 2023

Royal British Legion offering veterans and their families grants of up to £1,200 to help pay bills – check if you're eligible and how to apply

The UK's largest charity dedicated to supporting the armed forces community has today launched a grant scheme for veterans and their families who are struggling to pay their energy bills.

23 June 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

On heating oil, LPG or other fuels? Check if you can get £200 towards your bills as Government expands support scheme

The Government has confirmed it will now accept receipts dating back to 1 June 2022 as evidence – a three-month extension on the previous September 2022 cut-off.

12 April 2023

On universal credit and struggling to pay your mortgage? Check if you can get help with the interest as Government scheme is expanded

An extra 200,000 homeowners on universal credit are now eligible for state help with their mortgage repayments as changes to the 'support for mortgage interest' scheme have kicked in on 3 April.

3 April 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

Live in Northern Ireland, in a park home or use alternative fuel? Here's everything you need to know about energy grant payments in 2023

More than a million households - including those in Northern Ireland, living in park homes or using alternative fuels - that have been waiting for energy support payments have now finally started to receive them.

7 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