Money Matters – May
May 4th 2023, by ccha2120
Please note that the deadline to claim your energy vouchers is Friday 30 June!
If you are on a pre-paid metre and haven’t received your £67 per month voucher to help with your energy bills, please contact your energy supplier before the end of June. If you are unsure how to do this or require further information, don’t hesitate to contact Jane White by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost of Living Payments
The first Cost of Living Payment for this financial year is due anytime between 25 April and 17 May 2023.
You may be entitled up to 3 Cost of Living Payments of £301, £300 and £299 if you get any of the following benefits or tax credits on specific dates:
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Income Support
- Pension Credit
- Universal Credit
- Child Tax Credit
- Working Tax Credit
The amount will be paid automatically into your account. Do not click any links or provide your bank details to anyone requesting this payment.
If you do not receive this first payment, please contact Jane White.
For more information, please visit the Government website.
Rent changes & housing benefit
If you are a resident living in Sutton and have not updated your rent with the local council since 2021, you may be getting paid less housing benefit than you are entitled. This applies to residents who get their housing benefits paid directly to them.
In 2021, Sutton Council stopped accepting Landlord rent increase notifications, meaning residents need to inform the council directly of any rent increase themselves. If you aren’t sure whether you have done this or need support advising Sutton Council, please contact Jane White.
If you need any support with paying your energy bills, counselling or help with accessing benefits, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Welfare & Debt Advice Officer, Jane White, by emailing email@example.com.