Full breakdown of every £650 living expense confirmed by DWP
Around eight million households claiming means-tested benefits are set to receive the £650 payment from the Government, handed out to help meet the cost of rising bills
Millions of families claiming means-tested benefits will receive a one-off living cost payment of £650 from next month.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has now revealed exactly how many people from different parts of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will receive the money.
In total, around eight million households are set to receive the £650 payment from the Government, which will be handed out to help meet the costs of rising bills.
The money is divided into two payments. Those claiming Universal Credit, Income-Related ESA and JSA, Income Support and Pension Credit will get £326 from 14 July.
The second payment of £324 is expected to be sent to eligible households in the autumn.
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Those who claim tax credits will receive their first payment slightly later.
The first installment is not expected to be processed until autumn, a second payment is to follow in winter – however, an exact date has not yet been set.
Full breakdown of who will get the £650 by territory
Latest figures from the DWP show 1.22 million households in London will receive the £650 payment, while 1.05 million families will receive it in north-west England.
In the south east of England, 846,000 households will see the money in their bank accounts, along with 792,000 people in the West Midlands.
Around 426,000 households in Wales will receive the £650, in addition to 689,000 people in Scotland and 309,000 people in Northern Ireland.
Here is the full breakdown by area, number of households and percentage of people eligible for the £650:
London – 1,224,000 – 15%
Southwest – 580,000 – 7%
Southeast – 846,000 – 10%
East – 627,000 – 8%
West Midlands – 792,000 – 10%
East Midlands – 551,000 – 7%
Northwest – 1,048,000 – 13%
Northeast – 397,000 – 5%
Yorkshire and Humber – 722,000 – 9%
Wales – 426,000 – 5%
Scotland – 689,000 – 8%
Northern Ireland – 309,000 – 4%
Total – 8,213,000
What services do I need to claim to get the £650?
The £650 payment will only be given to those claiming means-tested benefits.
These are benefits that take your income and savings into account, including:
I am not eligible for the £650 – what help can I get?
There are two other one-off payments to vulnerable households.
That includes £150 for those claiming certain disability benefits and £300 for pensioners receiving winter fuel payments.
Each home will also receive a £400 rebate on their energy bill, spread over six months from October.
This replaces the £200 “loan-not-loan” originally announced by the Chancellor last year.
The original £200 was criticized as not being enough to help families as the money had to be repaid from 2023, when energy bills are likely to still be high.
The new £400 rebate is non-refundable and goes straight to your energy bills.
The Household Support Fund has also been expanded again, adding another £500m.
Some of the help offered through the Home Support Fund includes money for your bills and supermarket vouchers.
However, support varies between councils – as do eligibility criteria.
This means that each municipality decides who to give the money to and how the money should be spent – so you could be faced with a postcode lottery in terms of the help available to you.
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