THE dates when the next round of UK Government cost of living payments will be issued have been revealed.

The first payment, worth £301, will be paid to people between Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, May 17.

It is the first of three payments over the financial year 2023/24, totalling £900.

Another two payments of £150 each for disabled people and pensioners will also be paid over the period.

After the first payment, the next two instalments will be paid in the Autumn and next spring.

The £301 payment will be sent out automatically and directly to recipients, meaning those eligible do not need to apply or do anything to receive it.

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt said: “I know that times are tough, which is why a key focus of the Spring Budget was supporting people with the cost of living and helping people into well-paid work.

“Not only are we providing £900 in direct cash payments to millions of the most vulnerable households, we’ve also extended the Energy Price Guarantee to hold bills down until energy prices fall, raised the National Living Wage to £10.42, put an end to the prepayment meter premium and delivered a plan that will more than halve inflation this year – ensuring everyone’s incomes go further.”

The full list of benefit recipients that qualify for the Cost of Living payment are those who receive: Universal Credit, Income-based Jobseekers Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Pension Credit.

To qualify, people need to have been in receipt of one of the benefits between 26 January and 25 February 2023.

There are 109,200 households in Glasgow eligible for the payments and 686,000 across Scotland.

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Mel Stride, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, said: “These payments will give a financial boost to more than eight million households as we continue to wrap our arms around the most vulnerable, while the best way we can protect people from high costs is to halve inflation by the end of this year.

“In the long-term, we know work is the best route out of poverty, which is why we recently announced additional Work Coach support to help more people find work or increase their hours. Anyone looking to boost their skills or progress their career should speak to their work coach to ensure they’re accessing all the support the DWP can provide.”