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

October 2022.

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.

Cost of



£650 per


(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:

Universal Credit

Or 5 Legacy Benefits (JSA(IB), ESA(IR)/

IS/ WTC/ CTC) or

Pension Credit


Automatically paid

by the DWP in 2

instalments, the

first in July 2022 and

the second in

Autumn 2022.

HMRC will pay a little

after this to avoid




Cost of




£150 per



(6 million claimants)

Claimants on DLA/ PIP/ AA/ Scottish Disability Benefits/ Armed Forces Independence Payment/ Constant Attendance

Allowance/ War Pension Mobility Supplement

at 25/5/2022

Automatically in September 2022.
Council Tax



£150 per



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.


Support Fund




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.