Thousands of households could get £100 in FREE cash before Christmas

THOUSANDS of struggling households could get £100 in free cash over Christmas.

Raising money before the most expensive time of year can prove to be a big help, especially when Cost of living difficult for many people – we explain how to claim.

Thousands of people could get extra cash for Christmas


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Some councils are offering money to support people in need around this time of year.

It’s all part of a broader plan the government has introduced to councils to fund and help those who need it most, called housing support fund.

People who live in the city Manchester for example can get up to £100 and they have to do very little to claim it.

In the region, council is giving eligible households with dependent children a one-time cash grant of £100, and those without children could also get £70.

If you live in a city and already have council tax support, you will automatically have cash.

That means residents don’t have to make a new claim or apply online, although you can check eligibility on the council’s website.

Households that meet the criteria will receive the test by December 17.

That leaves you plenty of time to spend on any last-minute shopping sprees before the big day, or pay any final bills for the year or more.

But Manchester council is not the only body helping hardline Britons.

For example, other councils like Spelthorne Regional Council are offering their own raises – you can get up to £80 if you live in this area.

And it’s not just cash to take.

Thousands of families struggling to keep their homes warm this holiday season can qualify for it. vouchers up to £120 for their energy bills too.

It means they can get an extra boost during Christmas time when electricity bills and house heating costs usually rockets.

That doesn’t even take into account the amount Energy bills have skyrocketed in recent months have made this winter even more difficult for most people.

Families who are still having difficulty with cash after that, can receive up to £140 in supermarket vouchers also.

Both the heating and dining vouchers are above the £100 you might be eligible for, so that means you can focus the extra money on elements of the household bill. Best.

But across all programs, the amount you can claim will vary depending on where you live.

The allocation of funds from the Housing Support Fund is up to your local council – it means a postcode lottery, as some councils are providing more help than others , while some councils don’t have any plans.

Although, where it is working, households lacking money can apply for widespread help in the form of Plan 500 million pounds.

If you do not live in Manchester specifically for this cash grant you will need to find out from your local council what support they are providing under the household support fund.

To find your local council, visit gov.ukof the site and use its permissions finder.

You’ll find there’s more to it than just cash, in some cases, households can claim free school meals as soon as the term ends around Christmas, and for the rest of the school year. February at the beginning of next year.

It’s worth £15 per student per week in Manchester, but is paid to the school, not directly to you.

More money is allocated to broader charity food services and counseling centers throughout the winter when more people will look to use the help.

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