Cost of living support
While cost of living pressures are affecting a lot of people, there is some support available for individuals. As a school you may also be able to make certain adjustments to mitigate the strain of rising costs and inflation.
Support for pupils and families
The government’s cost of living payment is available for those receiving certain benefits or tax credits. Those who are eligible can get up to 3 different types of payment depending on their situation:
- A Cost of Living Payment, for people receiving a qualifying low income benefit or tax credits
- A Disability Cost of Living Payment, for people receiving a qualifying disability benefit
- A Pensioner Cost of Living Payment, for people entitled to a Winter Fuel Payment for winter 2022 to 2023
Free school meals – read more about FSM funding Help to pay for