Social Security Benefits: Cost of Living

Treasury written question – answered on 6th June 2022.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Cost of Living Payment for people on means tested benefits, when claimants of tax credits will receive that payment.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

The Department for Work and Pensions will make the payment in two lump sums to those receiving means-tested benefits - the first from July, the second in autumn. Tax credits claimants who also receive an eligible means-tested benefit from DWP will receive their Cost of Living Payment from DWP.

HM Revenue and Customs will then make first payments in autumn, and second payments in winter, to those who claim tax credits but do not receive any eligible means-tested benefits from DWP. This is necessary to allow time for HMRC to carry out de-duplication on data for those who have already received a payment from DWP.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.