Posted on: Thursday 7 April 2022
Torfaen Council will start issuing the Welsh Government Cost of Living Payment to households in Council Tax Band A, B, C and D later this month.
To be entitled for the payment, residents will need to meet the following criteria:
- You are liable/responsible for the council tax on a property on the 15 February; and
- Not in receipt of an exemption for that property on the 15 February; and
- Living in that property as your main residence on the 15 February; and
- Responsible for paying the associated utility and other regularly incurred bills for that property on the 15 February.
Households in receipt of Council Tax Reduction on 15 February 2022, in any Council Tax band, and those in Council Tax Band E receiving a Disabled Band Reduction, will also be eligible for the payment.
Residents who were paying their Council Tax by direct debit on 15 February 2022, will automatically receive the £150 payment, from the end of April 2022.
If the council does not hold household bank details for eligible residents, we will get in touch by email or letter to ask them to provide this information via our online application.
The scheme runs up to September 2022, so payments could be made at any point during that time.
You can find out your Council Tax band via this link: https://www.gov.uk/council-tax-bands
A Discretionary Scheme will be established to help other households who may be struggling but do not fit in the above criteria.
For more information, visit https://gov.wales/written-statement-cost-living-support-package