London, November 3, 2023
As November kicks in, millions of Britons are eagerly anticipating their government payments amidst rising daily living costs. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released the full list of payment dates for state pensions and benefits, including the much-awaited second instalment of the £900 cost of living payment, worth £300, for those on specific means-tested benefits.
The payments, which are not affected by any bank holidays this month, will be disbursed as per the usual schedule. Recipients can expect to receive payments for Universal Credit, state pension, Pension Credit, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Income Support, and Jobseeker’s Allowance.
Approximately eight million people with low incomes are set to receive the second £300 instalment of the cost of living payment. To qualify for this payment, individuals must have been entitled to one of the specified benefits between August 18, 2023, and September 17, 2023. Payments are being processed between October 31 and November 19, so recipients who haven’t received their money yet can expect it in their bank accounts within the next two weeks.
The DWP will distribute the £300 payment to seven million households, while the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will handle payments for around 830,000 more. Recipients should identify the payment in their bank accounts with their National Insurance number followed by DWP COL or HMRC COLS.
Additionally, older citizens and low-income individuals eligible for the Warm Home Discount will soon benefit from a £150 reduction on their electricity or gas bills. The discount will be applied directly to the energy supplier, reducing the recipient’s overall bill burden. In most cases, the discount will be automatically applied between early October 2023 and the end of March 2024.
With these payments crucial for many households to manage their finances, it is advised that recipients keep a close eye on their bank accounts and, if necessary, reach out to relevant authorities if the payments do not arrive as expected.
For more information and detailed payment schedules, individuals can visit the official DWP website or contact their local DWP office.