More Money in Your Pocket

Many people are having difficulties due to the rising cost of living. You might not realise you're entitled to some help. You can find out about the range of local help that's available, as well as national support, on this website.

In response to the cost of living crisis, the government has also launched a campaign to let everyone know what national support is available. This is called Help for Households.

Go to Help for Households on GOV.UK

Cost of living payments

If you receive certain benefits or tax credits, you may be eligible for a:

  • low income benefits and tax credits cost of living payment
  • disability cost of living payment
  • pensioner cost of living payment

The payments aren't taxable and won't affect the benefits or tax credits you receive.

You don't need to apply. If you’re eligible you’ll be paid automatically in the same way you usually get your benefit or tax credits.

More about cost of living payments

Statement from the Leader of Barnsley Council

Read the statement from the Leader of Barnsley Council, Cllr Sir Steve Houghton CBE, on More Money in Your Pocket.

Read the statement

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