If you receive means-tested benefits, you should receive a cost of living payment of £301 between now and 17 May. The payment should be made automatically into your bank account. The eligible benefits include: Universal Credit, Income-based Jobseekers Allowance, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, or Pension Credit. Do you know of low-income pensioners who are eligible, but not claiming Pension Credit? They can still qualify for the cost-of-living payment if they make a backdated Pension Credit application by 19th May.