Birmingham news Millions to start getting up to £600 cost of living boost in accounts from today PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Most payments are made automatically but there are circumstances where you will need to apply

Birmingham news Millions to start getting up to £600 cost of living boost in accounts from today PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Most payments are made automatically but there are circumstances where you will need to apply

Birmingham news Millions to start getting up to £600 cost of living boost in accounts from today PremierLeague-News.Com
23 November 2022 - 05:15

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Millions of people are to start receiving a cash boost of up to £600 in their accounts from today. The money is intended to help with soaring energy bills as we head into the coldest and darkest months of the year. The Winter Fuel Payment and Pensioner Cost of Living Payments will land in bank accounts from November 23. In total, more than 11.6 million people in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will get the payments this winter. Payments are usually made automatically in November or December, and should be received by January 13, 2023. Anyone who does not receive a payment by that date and believes they are eligible will be able to report it to the Winter Fuel Payment Centre on 0800 731 0160. READ MORE: Warm Home Discount, Winter Fuel Payment, Cold Weather Payment - who gets what The Winter Fuel Payment is normally £100-£300 depending on age and circumstances but this year a pensioner cost of living payment of £150-£300 is being added on top, taking the total to between £250 and £600. The DWP says this support, worth over £4.5 billion, is part of "an extensive package helping people of all ages with the cost of heating their homes", including the £400 Energy Bills Support Scheme being delivered in six instalments to eligible households in England, Scotland and Wales, and the Energy Price Guarantee that is capping tariffs and saving typical households £900. Work and Pensions Secretary Mel Stride said: "We want to do everything we can to support pensioners who are often the most exposed to higher costs. That’s why we’re providing all pensioner households with an additional £300 on top of their Winter Fuel Payments to heat their homes and stay warm this winter. "This extra payment is just one part of the wider support package we’re delivering to help with rising bills, including the biggest State Pension increase in history. Our support doesn’t stop here.

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." The money will appear in bank statements with the payment reference starting with the customer's National Insurance number followed by 'DWP WFP' for people in Great Britain, or 'DFC WFP' for people in Northern Ireland. DWP says the overwhelming majority of Winter Fuel Payments are paid automatically but some people may need to make a claim, such as those who qualify but do not receive benefits or the State Pension and have never previously received a Winter Fuel Payment. This month, over seven million payments of £324 have already been made to low-income households as part of this Government’s cost of living support. This includes pensioners receiving a retirement top-up payment in the form of Pension Credit. The average Pension Credit award is worth over £3,500 a year, and for those pensioners who may be eligible but are yet to make an application, there is still time to do so and qualify for this additional £324 payment. This is because Pension Credit claims can be backdated by up to three months, provided the entitlement conditions are met throughout that time. To ensure that a successful backdated claim falls within the qualifying period for extra £324 cost of living help, pensioners are being urged to claim Pension Credit as soon as possible, and by no later than December 18. An online Pension Credit calculator is on hand to help pensioners check if they’re likely to be eligible and get an estimate of what they may receive. Further cost of living support to be paid next year was announced by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement last week. Payments will include a further £300 for pensioners, £900 for households on means-tested benefits and £150 for those on disability benefits. Further information to help pensioners work out how much they will receive is available on GOV.UK : Winter Fuel Payment: How much you'll get - GOV.UK If you have not received a Winter Fuel Payment before, you only need to claim if any of the following apply: you do not get benefits or the State Pension the only benefit you get is Adult Disability Payment from the Scottish Government, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Child Benefit or Universal Credit you live in Switzerland or an EEA country If you have had a Winter Fuel Payment before, you only need to claim if since your last payment you have either: deferred your State Pension moved to Switzerland or an EEA country READ NEXT How your energy supplier ranks as Ofgem slams firms for poor customer service Get all the latest benefits and money-saving news in our daily newsletters delivered to your inbox Join the debate and get your questions answered on the Cost of Living Facebook page Warm Home Discount rule change explained as 750,000 more people qualify for cash How you can get cost of living help if you're not on Universal Credit or other benefits Thousands of carers urged to claim £2k income boost after missing out on cost of living cash

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