Some UK households getting four Cost of Living vouchers worth £75 each in June and July

A UK council is handing out four sets of vouchers to households in one part of the UK in a major Cost of Living boost. UK households are struggling to keep their heads above water and afloat amid a tough financial period across the whole country.

But there is some respite coming in the form of a series of £75 voucher issues, it has emerged. Four new sets of vouchers will be handed out to UK households in Wakefield as part of the Household Support Fund with households handed a key boost.

The vouchers will be handed to households on these dates to help people with their shopping after the government renewed the scheme. The local authority said: "The Government has provided additional funding, known as the Household Support Fund, to help with important things like gas, electricity and food during April 2024 to September 2024."

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Supermarket vouchers will be issued to households who are in receipt of Council Tax Support. £75 will be issued to pensioners, disabled residents, all other households in receipt of Council Tax Support EXCEPT families and families with at least one child.

Each voucher is worth £75. The OAP payment will be made 3 June 2024 to 12 June 2024. The disabled payment comes 17 June 2024 to 26 June 2024. All other households in receipt of Council Tax Support EXCEPT families get their payment 28 June.

Families with one child get a voucher on 18 July 2024. The council says: "Eligible households do not need to apply for these vouchers. They will be issued automatically. Please allow up to 7 days for the voucher to arrive.

"Full instructions on how redeem the voucher will be included in the letter. Once the voucher has been redeemed, it doesn’t have to be spent all at once. It can be used several times until the entire amount has been spent.

"Please note that receipt of these vouchers will not affect entitlement to any other benefits you may be receiving."