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Low Income Pandemic Payment

The Low Income Pandemic Payment is a one-off payment of £130 to help with increased costs and lost income due to coronavirus.

Who can get it?

You could get the payment if you receive Council Tax Reduction in April 2021 or if you do not pay council tax for one of the following reasons:

  • you are in temporary accommodation, including a refuge
  • your home is unoccupied because you are being cared for or are caring for someone else
  • all members of the household are care leavers, are under 18 or are severely mentally impaired

You may also get the payment if you make a backdated claim which covers any day in April 2021.

How to get the payment

Your local council will make the payment if you are eligible. Check with them for more information.

The payment can be paid into your bank account, a payment card such as PayPoint, or as a credit to your Council Tax account.

You have to apply for Council Tax Reduction to get the payment if you meet the eligibility criteria for it and you have never applied before.

Contact your local council to apply for Council Tax Reduction and get the payment.

When will it be paid?

The payment will be made by the end of October 2021

Further help

Check your local council's website for more information or to contact someone about the payment.

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