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Millions of Brits to receive extra £300 cost of living payment from November

Millions of Brits will receive a £300 cost of living payment from tomorrow (November 1).

Pensioners are set to get their Winter Fuel Payment with the money sent out next month and December.

But people will be paid by January 13, 2023, at the very latest.

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Winter Fuel Payments are usually worth between £100 and £300, but the amount depends on a number of factors.

Age, living arrangements and whether you claim benefits can determine how much you receive.

But this winter, the Government is also giving eligible households an extra £300 due to the cost of living crisis.

The Winter Fuel Payment is for Brits born on or before September 25, 1956.

In order to qualify, you must have lived in the UK for at least one day in the qualifying week for winter 2022/23 which is September 19-25.

You might still get the payment if you live outside the UK if:

  • You live in Switzerland or a European Economic Area (EEA) country

  • You have "a genuine and sufficient" link to the UK – this can include having lived or worked in the UK, and having family in the UK

The Winter Fuel Payment will be paid automatically if you're eligible and you get the state pension or another social security benefit.

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You won't be eligible for a Winter Fuel Payment if you:

  • Are in hospital getting free treatment for more than a year

  • Need permission to enter the UK and your granted leave states that you cannot claim public funds

  • Were in prison for the whole week from September 19-25, 2022

  • Lived in a care home for the whole time from June 27 to September 25, 2022, and got Pension Credit, Income Support, Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance or Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

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Here is how much you will get if you were born between September 26, 1942, and September 25, 1956:

  • Live alone (or none of the people you live with qualify) – £500

  • Live with someone under 80 who also qualifies – £250

  • Live with someone 80 or over who also qualifies – £250

  • Live in a care home and do not get certain benefits – £250

Here is how much you will get if you were born on or before September 25, 1942:

  • Live alone (or none of the people you live with qualify) – £600

  • Live with someone under 80 who also qualifies – £350

  • Live with someone 80 or over who also qualifies – £300

  • Live in a care home and do not get certain benefits – £300

If you or your partner claims Pension Credit, Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Income Support, your pay will be different.

Here is how much you will get if you were born between September 26, 1942, and September 25, 1956:

  • Live alone (or none of the people you live with qualify) – £500

  • Live with someone under 80 who also qualifies – £500 (only one of you will get the payment)

  • Live with someone 80 or over who also qualifies – £500 (you'll both get the payment)

  • Live in a care home and do not get certain benefits – N/A

Here is how much you will get if you were born on or before September 25, 1942:

  • Live alone (or none of the people you live with qualify) – £600

  • Live with someone under 80 who also qualifies – £600 (only one of you will get the payment)

  • Live with someone 80 or over who also qualifies – £600 (you'll both get the payment)

  • Live in a care home and do not get certain benefits – N/A

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