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Cost of Living Award

What is it?

Many households are facing increased challenges in meeting their basic needs in 2022-23. As a result, the Scottish Government have announced that a Cost of Living Award of £150 will shortly be available and that entitlement to this will be linked to a person's Council Tax.

In order to receive this Award, a person must either:

  • Live in a property in any Council Tax valuation band, be liable for Council Tax and be in receipt of Council Tax Reduction (CTR) on 14 February 2022. Please note that if you are solely in receipt of Single Person Discount, this will not be sufficient to qualify for the Award.
  • Live in a property in Council Tax Band A-D and be liable for Council Tax on 14 February 2022
  • Be exempt from Council Tax on 14 February 2022 because either:
    • all of the occupants of the property are under 18
    • all of the occupants of the property are care leavers
    • all of the occupants of the property are severely mentally impaired
    • the property is unoccupied due to the resident having gone to someone else's home to provide care or the resident is receiving care elsewhere

How does it work?

You do not need to apply for this award as entitlement to the award will be assessed using the information currently held for Council Tax. Customers in receipt of Council Tax Reduction or in property bands A-D will have the £150 payment deducted from their initial 2022/23 Council Tax payments. Customers entitled to exemption will receive a cheque for £150. Only one Award payment can be made per household.
This payment does not have to be paid back.

I have a query about the award

Answers to the most commonly asked questions are available on our Cost of Living Award Frequently Asked Questions page.


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