Four new cost of living payments to be issued in June and July - see if you can apply

The UK government has confirmed that four new cost of living payments will be made to struggling households in June and July.

These payments are intended to provide some relief amidst the current economic hardships. They were announced earlier this year as part of a series of measures aimed at easing the financial burden on households.

The government hopes they will help people with their shopping expenses after the scheme was renewed. The support will be distributed through local councils using the Household Support Fund, which was extended in the Spring Budget and Spring Statement by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt.


One council has already announced plans to issue £75 supermarket vouchers to council tax support recipients and pensioners between June 3 and June 13. This will be followed by a disability payment between June 17 and 26, and then all other households, excluding families with one child, will receive their payment on June 28.

Finally, families with at least one child will receive their payment on July 18. The additional funding, known as the Household Support Fund, is designed to help cover essential costs such as gas, electricity and food from April 2024 to September 2024, reports North Wales Live.

The Fund is also set to offer aid to vulnerable households that are most in need of assistance due to the sharp increase in living costs, especially those who may not have received any other forms of cost-of-living support.