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RBKC residents may be entitled to financial support

  • March 23, 2024
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RBKC residents may be entitled to financial support

As Council Tax bills land, people in in Kensington and Chelsea are reminded to check if they are entitled to extra financial support. The Council is offering a £100 payment to help 16,500 low-income households in receipt of certain benefits with ongoing cost-of-living pressures. The one off £100 payment is funded through the Councils cost of Living Reserve fund.

Who can receive £100? The £100 support payment is available to any resident in Kensington and Chelsea or anyone placed in a household outside the borough by the Council’s housing department, who is in receipt of Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction or Universal Credit Housing Allowance.

How to apply:

If you receive Universal Credit Housing Allowance, you will need to apply for the payment on the Council’s website. Eligible residents who receive Housing Benefit and Council Tax reduction do not need to apply as they will be paid automatically in May 2024.

“Supporting our vulnerable residents remains a priority and this £100 payment is one way to help families who are navigating through the Cost-of-living pressures,” Cllr Johnny Thalassites, Lead Member for Finance, Customer Delivery and Net Zero said. “We want to continue to provide a wide range of Cost-of-living support and help those who need it the most. I urge residents to check their eligibility and access financial support being made available to families in the borough.”

Alongside Council Tax bills, residents are receiving information about the Council Tax Reduction Scheme which is available to help those on a low income with their Council Tax bills. Residents who make a claim for Council Tax reduction and become eligible by the 15 April 2024 will also receive the £100 payment.

Find out what other support is available by visiting the Council’s cost-of-living webpage.

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