During Monday's Work and Pensions Questions, Gedling’s Conservative Member of Parliament Tom Randall said “more than 10,000 households in my Gedling constituency are eligible for a cost of living payment.”
Tom went on to ask the Work and Pension Minister to confirm when those who are eligible for a cost of living payment should expect to receive that help from the Government.
The Minister replied: “The first instalment of the means-tested cost of living payment of £326 will be paid to eligible households from 14 July. I am pleased to remind colleagues that the payment is the first in a £15 billion package of measures to help households this year.”
Speaking after Work and Pensions Questions, Tom said, “Everyone in Gedling is facing increases in the cost of living, caused by global inflationary pressures and Russia’s attack on Ukraine that is especially affecting the price of oil and gas.
“I am determined to do all I can to support my constituents and am pleased more than 10,000 across Gedling will receive an initial £326 payment from 14 July as part of the £650 cost of living payment for those on means-tested benefits.
“In addition to this and the £150 Council Tax rebate, all Gedling households will receive £400 energy bill relief grant from their energy companies in October, Gedling pensioners already receiving winter fuel allowance will also receive an extra £300 in November / December, a £150 disability cost of living payment will be paid to Gedling residents who are in receipt of disability benefits from September and an extra £500,000,000 is being provided to local councils to provide additional help via the Household Support Fund.”