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Cost of Living support package

Cost of Living Guide

In response to the cost of living crisis, the UK Government has put in place a cost of living support package that provides additional payments for recipients of means-tested benefits, tax credits and disability benefits in Northern Ireland.

There is no need to make a claim for a cost of living support payment, as payments will be made automatically via existing benefit award payments. Payments do not affect entitlement to benefits and do not count towards the benefit cap.