Vulnerable people in Bury are to receive record cost of living support to help with the high cost of living this winter.

The cost-of-living payment will be worth £300 and will be paid to 25,200 vulnerable and low-income households in Bury between 31 October and 19 November.

This is the second of three payments totalling up to £900 for those eligible and on means-tested benefits, such as Universal Credit, Pension Credit, or tax credits, and will help families affected by global inflation.

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Details about the third payment will be made later on.

The payments will build on similar ones made last year which were worth up to £1,200, this years will be worth an average of £3,300 per household.

The £300 Cost of Living Payment will be sent out automatically and directly to eligible households, so there is no need to apply.

Eligible pensioner households will also receive a further £300 payment later this year as an addition to the Winter Fuel Payment.

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James Daly said: “We must continue to do everything we can to support households across Bury with global inflation caused by Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine and the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The record levels of financial support over the past year and a half have already supported families across Bury, and this latest £300 Cost of Living Payment for 25,200 eligible households will make a huge difference to the most vulnerable and those on the lowest incomes this autumn.

“The Conservative Government rightly remains committed to halving inflation, which is the best way to help everyone across Bury with the cost of living.”

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This comes as The Department for Work and Pensions figures showed that more elderly people in Bury received government support to help heat their homes last winter.

Figures show 33,189 pensioners in Bury received help in 2022-23, up from 33,014 the year before, with those aged 70 to 74 receiving the most payments.

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