Thousands of Boltonians will be supported this winter as the next round of cost-of-living payments are expected to be distributed next month.

The £300 award by the government aims to ease the burden on inflation on low-income and vulnerable families and individuals.

It will be 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, in 2023/24.

Bolton West MP Chris Green has shared his support for the scheme to help those most in need.

He says that some of the poorest across the country will be feeling the impact of the Covid-19 lockdowns, and Ukrainian war.

He said: “The consequences of the Covid-19 lockdowns and the ongoing war in Europe are still being felt by the poorest across the country.

“This is why the Government is again stepping in to support thousands of those most in need across Bolton Borough as we approach winter.”

The money will be paid out between October 31 and November 19.

People eligible for payments who are claiming tax credits only, who do not qualify for a payment from the DWP, will get £300 from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) between November 10 and 19.

The payment will be sent out automatically and directly to recipients, so those eligible do not need to apply, contact the Government, or do anything to receive it.

Details about the third cost of living payment will be announced at a later date.

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