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    Cost of living payment

    Sorry to ask about this but does anyone know if the £650 payment is per household or per person who claims a qualifying benefit 🤔 thank you.

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    If it's a joint claim you only get one payment for the household.

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    I wonder if anyone out there is entitled to all three payments available..i.e..£650 + £400 + £150?

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    I am and I expect a lot of others are too

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    There will be many entitled to all three payments.

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    Yep, most people on an IR benifit will get all those 3.

    If the electricity bill is not in your name then whoever"s name it is in gets the £400 knocked off the bill.

    If you get a CT bill in your name, even one that says nothing to pay, then you get the £150 automatically.
    If your name is not on any CT bill at all then you have to apply to your council.
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    Thanks for the prompt replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nukecad View Post
    Yep, most people on an IR benifit will get all those 3.

    If the electricity bill is not in your name then whoever"s name it is in gets the £400 knocked off the bill.

    If you get a CT bill in your name, even one that says nothing to pay, then you get the £150 automatically.
    If your name is not on any CT bill at all then you have to apply to your council.
    If you get the 150 put into your bank account I presume you will still have to pay your CT. I got mine knocked off my bill and wont pay a penny till Oct

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    Thank you all for your replies much appreciated, I get income support and carers allowance and PIP and I'm single,my son who lives with me gets income related esa and PIP so it sounds like we will both get the extra help if I've read these comments right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jw68 View Post
    I wonder if anyone out there is entitled to all three payments available..i.e..£650 + £400 + £150?
    I get four.

    IR ESA £650 + Electric £400 + Council Tax £150 + PIP £150

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