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Struggling with the rising cost of living?

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22 Jul 2022

With costs on the rise, we’ve pulled together a handy guide to some of the grants and schemes in place to help you relieve some of the financial stresses.

Energy Bills Support Scheme

The government is giving all households a £400 grant from October 2022. You’ll get this automatically from your energy supplier and despite previous suggestions, it won’t need to be repaid. Find out more about the Energy Bills Support Scheme on the government's website.

Cost of Living Payment

If you’re on a low income benefit like Universal Credit, Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or income-related Employment Support Allowance, you should be eligible to get £650. This will be paid in two lump sums – one in summer 2022, one in the autumn 2022. The same amount is available for people receiving Child or Working Tax Credit. It’s all done automatically via your benefits, so you won’t need to apply for it. Find out more about the Cost of Living Payment on the government's website.

Disability benefits

If you receive disability benefits like Personal Independence Payments, Disability Living Allowance or an Attendance Allowance, you could be eligible for a lump sum payment of £150 by October 2022. It’s all done automatically, and you won’t have to apply.

Support available

To make sure you’re getting what you’re eligible for, check out the Entitled To website. It has an easy-to-use calculator to check your individual circumstances and works out everything for you. Visit www.entitledto.co.uk

You can also search for financial support available to you locally through the Turn2Us website. Visit www.turn2us.org.uk for more information.

If you have any questions relating to any of these grants, get in touch with our friendly Supporting Foundations team and we’ll be able to help.

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