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Cardiff Council

Cost of living support payment

This Welsh Government scheme aims to help residents with the rising cost of utility bills. This is a one-off £150 payment per household, not a council tax rebate.


You will receive it if, as at 15th February 2022, you were liable for council tax and:

  • receiving council tax reduction, or
  • living in a property in band A, B, C or D, or
  • living in ​a property in band E with a disability adaptation band reduction.

We will use information we have to confirm eligibility and make payments, including information from your council tax account and winter fuel payments you received. Article 6(1)(e) UK GDPR​ ​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window allow us to use data in the public interest.

Learn about how we use your data​.

How to claim

Beware of fraudsters. We will never phone you to ask for bank details.

If you pay your council tax by direct debit, you do not need to make an application. 

You should receive the payment directly in your bank account in the next few weeks.

If you do not pay by direct debit, you will receive a letter in May with details about the application process.