The DWP has announced the dates that the second cost of living payment of 2023 will be made.

A payment of £300 will be sent out automatically to eligible claimants between 31 October and 19 November 2023.

This follows a first payment of £301 made between 25 April and 17 May

A further £299 payment will be made in Spring 2024.

Eligible benefits
To be eligible for the £300 payment you will need to have been in receipt of one of the following benefits during the qualifying period:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Pension Credit

Universal Credit
You are eligible for the second Cost of Living Payment of £300 if you were entitled to a payment (or later found to be entitled to a payment) of Universal Credit for an assessment period ending between 18 August 2023 to 17 September 2023.

Income-based JSA, income-related ESA, Income Support and Pension Credit
You are eligible for the second Cost of Living Payment of £300 if you were entitled to a payment (or later found to be entitled to a payment) of income-based JSA, income-related ESA, Income Support or Pension Credit in respect of any day between 18 August 2023 to 17 September 2023.

You are also eligible if you are entitled to one of these benefits for any day during this period but you do not receive a benefit payment because your entitlement is between 1 penny and 9 pence.

Tax credits
For tax credits-only customers, you are eligible for the second Cost of Living Payment of £300 if you were entitled to a payment of tax credits in respect of any day in the period 18 August 2023 to 17 September 2023, or are later paid in respect of any day in this period.

There’s more details about the Cost of Living payments on this page.

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    M_A · 4 days ago
    I'm on JSA I'm curious why I have not received second cost of living pay on November 21st. 
    It was said on the commencing October 31st to November 19th and just in case November 20th or November 21st, however my sign ins was last Thursday, I should be receiving second cost of living with the next payment?
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    Munir Uddin · 8 days ago
    I’m on pip.. I only received £150 a while back am I entitled to anything else???… if so, when???
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    vicky · 10 days ago
    I only get pip .got the frist cost of living payment. do I get the second cost of living payment £300. 
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    Fiona Richens · 11 days ago
    Still not received col payment and it’s now 20th November. I get pension credit so I should be eligible?
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    Co · 11 days ago
    Sunday the 19th and I am yet to receive cool im on uc,child benefits,tax credit help 
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    Jb · 12 days ago
    I'm on universal credit and didn't receive 2 colp
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    JME · 22 days ago
    Do PIP get the next COL pay? 
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    Guy · 24 days ago
    Im on Income Related ESA still havnt received mine has anyone else on ESA?
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    Lance · 24 days ago
    Hi guys. Hopefully someone here can answer my questions. Like many people I started a job for a few months but it didn't work out dude to my disability. I was told to keep my uc claim open and they will make deductions. I was just wondering am I still eligible for the cost of living payment? I was still receiving a payment from UC all be it substantially small due to me working and uk taking deductions
     Am I right in saying I'm eligible as my claim was still active. Now I'm no longer working iv receiving UC as normal. Thanks it advance 
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    Aaron · 25 days ago
    Do people on pip get another cost of living payment 
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    Zoe · 25 days ago
    Finally received mine tonight.
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    Michael · 25 days ago
    why do people on pip not qualify for the cost of living payment, it costs a fortune to go any where in a taxi now as a sighted person on uc can drive themself for a lot less
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    Mo · 25 days ago
    I'm on income support and I still haven't had mine yet. I normally get it as soon as it comes out. Its now the 6th. My son who is on uc with limited capability for work got his on the 2nd of November. Has anyone on income support had there's yet. ??
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    Emma · 26 days ago
    Everyone around me has got there's..I haven't yet which is strange has I usually get mine same time has my sisters but I haven't yet...I want to know hiw they work out or what order they send payments to people 🤔 
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      Zoe · 26 days ago
      @Emma Same here, still waiting will others around me had theirs 31st and 1st
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    Lia · 26 days ago
    Has anyone in the south uk on esa income based, received a col payment yet ? 
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    Michelle · 28 days ago
    I get universal and lcwra will I get the 300 cost of living 
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    john locker · 29 days ago
    hello .. im qurious has anyone reciwed the 300 yet?
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    Alison · 29 days ago
    Do people on pip get the cost of living payment October 23
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    Elaine · 29 days ago
    Do people on pip receive it does anyone know? 
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      Julie · 25 days ago
      @Elaine Yes we receive it but I haven’t had mine yet but my partner who gets just universal credit has had his
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    Karen · 29 days ago
    Has anyone on esa received there col payment yet? 
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