8,000 households in Bath are set to receive a cash payment next month to help ease the impact of the rise in the cost of living.
After Government ministers confirmed initial payments would begin from 14th July, the Department for Work and Pensions has now revealed how many people in each part of the country will receive the new financial support.
It has also been announced that the disability top-up will be paid into bank accounts in September.
6,400 individuals in the city will be eligible for the September top-up.
In the South West, an estimated 7% of families will receive the first cash payment, with 8% of individuals receiving the disability top-up.
The first cost of living instalment will see millions of low-income households across the country receive £326 as the government works to support the most vulnerable.
Millions of households will receive at least £1,200 this year to help cover rising costs.
Work and Pensions Secretary, Thérèse Coffey said: “With millions of the lowest-income households soon seeing the first of two cash instalments land into their bank accounts, we are taking action to directly help families with the cost of living.
“This one-off payment totalling £650 is part of our £37 billion cost of living support package that will put an extra £1,200 into the pockets of those most in need.”
The second instalment of £324 will be sent to qualifying low-income households from the autumn. The payments are designed to be deliberately slightly unequal to minimise fraud risks from those who may seek to exploit the system.
The eligibility date for the second instalment will be announced soon. If customers are eligible through receiving tax credits only, HMRC will contact them and issue payments automatically, with the first instalment being made from autumn.
The DWP will administer payments for customers on all other eligible means-tested benefits, and customers do not need to contact them or apply for the payment.
Overall support being provided to households across the country includes the direct cost of living payment of up to £650 for over 8 million households on eligible means-tested benefits, a separate £300 payment for pensioners, and a £150 payment for eligible disabled people, which can be paid on top of the £650 payment.
This is on top of £400 for all households to help with energy bills, and an extra £150 for properties in Council Tax bands A-D, meaning millions of the lowest-income households will receive at least £1,200 in support this year.