At a Glance Guide to Cost of Living Support 2022
Should you require further assistance or have any questions then please contact Citizens Advice Rutland.
|Name of payment||How much?
All are grants
|Who is eligible?||When and How?|
|Energy Bills Support Scheme||£400 per household
|All households with a domestic electricity meter||Via energy suppliers
over 6 months from
Direct debit and
credit customers money
credited to their account.
Pre-payment meter Customers – money applied to their meter or paid via a voucher.
|Pensioner Cost of Living Payment||£300 per
(8 million pensioners)
|Must be over State Pension age (aged 66 or above) between 19 – 25/9/2022 and be receiving the
Winter Fuel Payment.
|Automatically as a top-up to the annual Winter Fuel Payment in November/ December 2022.
For most pensioner
households, this will
be paid by direct debit.
(paid in 2
instalments of £325)
(8 million households)
|Households on certain means tested benefits (see below) as at 25/5/2022 for the first instalment.
Entitlement date for the second instalment will be announced.
Means Tested Benefits:
Or 5 Legacy Benefits (JSA(IB), ESA(IR)/
IS/ WTC/ CTC) or
by the DWP in 2
first in July 2022 and
the second in
HMRC will pay a little
after this to avoid
(6 million claimants)
|Claimants on DLA/ PIP/ AA/ Scottish Disability Benefits/ Armed Forces Independence Payment/ Constant Attendance
Allowance/ War Pension Mobility Supplement
|Automatically in September 2022.|
|For households in England in Council Tax bands A-D. (most households)
|Those who pay Council Tax by direct debit will be paid
automatically into their bank accounts from April 2022.
Those who do not pay by direct debit will be contacted by Rutland County Council and invited to make a claim.
Amounts – discretionary
|An extra £500 million of local support, via the Household Support Fund, will be extended from this October to March 2023.||See the following FAQ for further details and how to apply.