The Nottinghamshire County Council has come to the rescue of households feeling the pinch due to rising living costs. They are offering a generous £100 “summer payment” through the Household Support Fund, a government initiative aimed at helping Brits cope with increased living expenses.
Deadline Approaching – Apply Before September 30
If you’re a resident in Nottinghamshire County, you have until September 30 to apply for this financial lifeline. The clock is ticking, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to ease your financial burden.
Who’s Eligible for the £100 Summer Payment?
The good news is that eligible households have already received an invitation letter from Nottinghamshire County Council. You’re eligible if you claim Pension Credit (guaranteed credit or savings credit) or if you have children eligible for free school meals or their equivalent. The amount you receive depends on the number of eligible individuals in your household.
Two Simple Ways to Claim Your Cash
Claiming your summer payment is a breeze. You can either fill out an online form on the Nottinghamshire County Council’s website or call their customer service team at 0300 500 8080. The phone lines are open from 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Thursday and 9 am to 4:30 pm on Fridays.
More Than a Summer Bonus
Here’s an extra incentive to apply – if you submit your application before the deadline, you’ll automatically be registered for a winter support payment. That means you won’t have to go through the application process again.
Don’t Miss Out – Thousands Yet to Apply
While over 34,000 people are eligible for this financial support, approximately 7,000 haven’t claimed their cash yet. Councillor John Cottee, cabinet member for communities at Nottinghamshire County Council, encourages everyone to apply, emphasizing that they don’t want anyone to miss out on this crucial support.
Beware of Scammers
Nottingham County Council has issued a warning about potential scammers. They want to make it clear that they will not send texts regarding the scheme. If you receive such a text, it’s a scam. Always verify any doubts with a trusted person or contact the council’s customer service team.
What if You Haven’t Received an Invitation?
If you believe you are eligible but haven’t received an invitation letter, you can reach out to Nottinghamshire County Council at HouseholdSupportFund@nottscc.gov.uk. Please include “Missing HSF letter” in the email subject. However, if you know you aren’t eligible, refrain from contacting the council to ensure a smoother application process for those in need.