Council Low Income Household Payment (CLIHP)

The City of Edinburgh Council’s budget for 2022/ 23 includes a financial payment to ease the cost of living crisis for citizens. Households who were in receipt of Council Tax Reduction or Second Adult Rebate on 1 April 2022 are eligible for a one-off £150 Council Low Income Household Payment. 

We will contact you if you are entitled to this payment.

You may only receive one payment.

If you receive Universal Credit, then this payment will be counted as capital. This should not affect the amount you receive unless you have savings or other capital totalling over £6,000. If you think this payment could impact your Universal Credit award you can report the payment in your journal or by calling the Universal Credit helpline on 0800 328 5644.

This payment will be disregarded as income and capital for Council Tax Reduction.

Contact us

If you believe you should receive a payment and have not been contacted by 31 May 2022 complete the Council Low Income Household Payment (CLIHP) enquiry form

We receive a high volume of contact and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Download the Council Low Income Household Payment privacy notice