Second 2023/24 Cost of Living

Payment dates announced

On 20 September the Government announced that millions of UK households will shortly get a Cost of Living Payment of £300.

The payment will be made to eligible customers between 31 October and 19 November.

This is the second of three payments over the financial year totalling up to £900. Eligible pensioner households will also receive a further £300 payment later this year as an addition to the Winter Fuel payment.

Eligible tax credits-only customers who do not qualify for a payment from DWP will receive £300 from HMRC between 10 and 19 November.

Customers will receive the payments automatically. They do not need to contact DWP or do anything to receive the payment.

From 20 November, people who have become retrospectively entitled, or think they should have had a Cost of Living Payment but have not received one can report it via GOV.UK. If the person is not able to use the internet or they do not know someone who can help them, they can report a missing payment via their benefit telephony line.

Read more information about the Cost of Living Payments on GOV.UK.

For further information about the government’s cost of living support package, please visit Help for Households on GOV.UK.

Read full press release 

17 September 2023 set as qualifying day to establish entitlement to the second cost of living payment for 2023/2024

New statutory instrument SI.No.1017/2023 is available from

Cost of Living Payments Guidance 2023 to 2024

Guidance on getting extra payments to help with the cost of living if you’re entitled to certain benefits or tax credits.


· Low income benefits and tax credits Cost of Living Payment eligibility

· Payment dates for low income benefits and tax credits Cost of Living Payment

· Disability Cost of Living Payment eligibility

· Payment dates for the Disability Cost of Living Payment

· Find out how to report a missing Cost of Living Payment

· Pensioner Cost of Living Payment

· 2022 Cost of Living Payments

· Other help

Cost of Living Payments 2023 to 2024 – GOV.UK (

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