1. About the Household Support Fund
We know that sudden unexpected costs can create real challenges for our residents who are experiencing financial hardship. The sudden increase in the cost of living is hitting all households and the scheme is designed to support those most in need.
The Government have announced further Cost of Living Payments throughout 2023-24.
In summary these are the main payments:
- £900 paid in three lump sums if receiving Universal Credit, Income Based Job Seekers Allowance. Income related Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Pension Credit or Working or Child Tax Credit.
- £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment if receiving Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Adult of Child Disability Payment, Personal Independence Payment, Armed Forces Independence Payment, or War Pension Mobility Supplement
- An extra £150 or £300 Winter Fuel Payment for winter 2023/24
More information and support can be found on the Government website