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DWP £899 cost of living payments over three instalments confirmed for millions

DWP £899 cost of living payments over three instalments confirmed for millions

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed that anyone receiving one of nine types of disability benefits will receive a lump sum as of June 20 to help aid the cost of living. It lands as rife levels of inflation continue to batter the wallets and purses of hard-working Britons, who are struggling to make ends meet.

The payment itself falls in conjunction with a separate £301 cost of living lumper which was paid to eight million UK households earlier in the year, although the Financial Conduct Authority recently detailed in a study that some 10million Britons could be struggling to meet financial obligations at present, reports Lancs Live.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) also revealed through data that food prices have increased at their most rapid rate in nigh-on 45 years for the year to April, with some 44% across the country spending less on groceries and household essentials.

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Furthermore, 50% of shoppers are buying less items, while 67% have detailed an increase in their personal cost of living over the past month alone. Meanwhile, all but 3% have admitted that they’ve been hit by the rising cost of groceries.

While costs continue to rise, a number of Government support packages have been announced – including an additional £150 for those claiming disability benefits. Here’s all of the support available.

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  • June 24, 2023