Cost of living award

As part of the Scottish Government budget for 2022/23 the Finance Secretary announced a one off Cost of Living Award of £150.00

Who is eligible

To be eligible, households must be either

  1. Living in a dwelling in any Council Tax valuation band, liable for Council Tax and receiving Council Tax Reduction, Second Adult Rebate. This does not include Single Person’s Discount – 25%.
  2. Living in a dwelling and liable for Council Tax for Council Tax valuation band A to D, and does not receive Council Tax Reduction,Second Adult Rebate
  3. Exempt as all members of the household are care leavers, under 18, severely mentally impaired or receiving, providing care elsewhere
  4. Accessing Housing Support Service and, or living in temporary accommodation or a refuge.

To be eligible, the above must apply as of 14 February 2022.

The household may only receive one payment.

We will administer this payment on behalf of the Scottish Government.

Receiving the award

  • The award will be seen on the Council Tax Notice for 2022 / 23.
  • The monthly instalments for 2022 / 23 will be reduced.
  • If you are an exempt household or accessing Housing Support Services/living in temporary accommodation or in a refuge, we will contact you in early April about the award.