The government has today (4 October) announced that households receiving benefits from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will receive the second part of the £650 cost-of-living payment from 8 November, continuing through to the 23 November.
Over 8 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 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 the 8 November, with numbers increasing significantly from the 9 November. Individuals who are not receiving a qualifying DWP benefit may still be eligible for the £324 payment as HM Revenue and Customs are also making payments to those who receive tax credits and no other eligible benefits. These payments will be paid shortly after DWP payments.
Recipients do not need to contact the government or apply for the payment at any stage.
Cost of Living support: