Last chance to apply for £150 cost-of-living payment
Posted on: Wednesday 24 August 2022
Bridgend County Borough Council is urging the small minority of residents who have not yet applied for the £150 cost-of-living payment to do so before the payment deadline.
The council has recently issued reminder letters to all remaining eligible households who have yet to claim the one-off payment. Residents must make their application within 30 days of the date on their letter.
The easiest way to claim the payment is to visit the council website: www.bridgend.gov.uk and select the cost of living payment page from the homepage. It will take you to a short, online form which you can complete and submit within a matter of minutes.
To claim this payment, applicants will need to provide details of the bank account they want the funds paid into. The bank account will need to be in the same name as the council taxpayer. The letter will also include a unique access code and the applicant’s council tax account number which they will need to complete the online form.
Applicants who do not have online access can also visit their local library and use the facilities there to complete the claim process. However, they will need to take their letter with them to the library as the staff will require the relevant information if supporting people with their application.
Households are encouraged to follow the instructions on the letter carefully and apply as soon as possible as the unique access code provided in the letter will expire after 30 days of the date of the letter.
To date, 90 per cent of eligible households have received this financial support, designed to help them cope with increases in living costs.
Payments can also be made into a building society account. To do this you will need to complete the online application form and send your role number to firstname.lastname@example.org in an email marked ‘Urgent - building society account’.
Alternatively, if you have any queries regarding the process, please contact the council on the email address above or by ringing 01656 643643 - press option zero after selecting your language preference, then select option one to speak to an advisor.
The support forms part of a £152m Welsh Government initiative to help households recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and deal with the impact of increasing energy, fuel, and food bills.