This article is part of the SBC local updates newsletter.

People who receive means-tested benefits will receive the next Government cost of living payment of £301 between 25 April and 17 May 2023.

Two further payments are also coming this autumn as well as in spring 2024.

There’s also a separate £150 disability cost of living payment for people who receive certain benefits – around six million people will get this in summer 2023.

People who receive winter fuel payments will also get an additional £300 cost of living payment during winter 2023/24 to help with bills.

You don’t need to apply for the payments – if you’re eligible, they’ll be paid automatically into your account. Find out more.