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If you received the first of three Government Cost of Living Payments back in April/May, look out for the next payment due between 31 October and 19 November.

This is the second of three payments, totalling up to £900, for those eligible and on means-tested benefits, such as Universal Credit, Pension Credit, or tax credits. Eligible pensioner households will also receive a further £300 payment later this year as well as the Winter Fuel Payment.

The £300 Cost of Living Payment will be sent out automatically and directly to recipients, meaning those eligible don’t need to apply, contact the Government, or take any action to receive it.

This includes tax credits-only customers who will receive the payment from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) between 10 and 19 November 2023.