A new payment to help residents with the the cost of living crisis has been made available by East Dunbartonshire Council for a number of households.

The supplement is part of the council's ongoing Cost-of-Living Support Programme and will see people receive a one-off payment of £150.

The Household Support Payment will be on a first-come, first-served basis from Wednesday, November 1 until all funds have been allocated. 

People who can apply must be responsible for paying council tax for a property within East Dunbartonshire and must not receive a means-tested benefit such as Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Child Tax Credits or Working Tax Credits.

And to be successful the applicant must either be single and earning less than £17,500 per year and have less than £800 in savings, be part of a couple with no dependents living with them or have a joint income that is less than £25,000 a year and joint savings less than £1,200. 

They can also qualify if they are part of a couple with children staying in the home and have an income which is less than £30,000 and joint savings of less than £1,200 or are a lone parent with children living with them and have an income less than £30,000 and you have less than £800 in savings. 

Councillor Gordan Low, council leader, said, “In our 2023/2024 budget we announced a range of cost-of-living measures to support people across East Dunbartonshire as we continue to navigate a difficult economic landscape.

“The Household Support Payment is another aspect of this package. We introduced this payment as we recognise that there are many people in employment who are struggling because of high inflation and the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. We are also aware that as we come into the colder weather, families will once again have to deal with high energy bills.

“If you meet the criteria, I encourage you to apply as soon as possible so you can benefit from this one-off support.”

You can apply online by visiting HERE or If you would prefer a paper copy, please contact Customer Services on 0300 123 4510.