Benefit Update


Published: 31/08/2023

A quick update on the latest news from the DWP.

Cost of Living Payments

Most people entitled to the £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment will have been paid automatically between 20 June and 4 July.

If you think you should have had one of the following payments but cannot see it in your bank, building society or credit union account:

  • £301 Cost of Living Payment for a low-income benefit
  • £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment

You can report that you’re missing your payment by clicking the link below

Report a missing payment

Move to Universal Credit

The managed migration of Tax Credits to Universal Credit has started in England and is expected to cover East Lothian by September 2023, and be in all areas by the end of 2024.  If you receive Tax Credits, you will receive a notification by letter letting you know when you will be migrated over to Universal Credit and will give you further details on anything you need to do.

Please note that if you are pension age, and on benefits, you will not be part of this migration.

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