May 28, 2024

Denbighshire County Council is urging residents to apply for the Cost of Living schemes before they close

Denbighshire County Council is working through applications for the Cost of Living Discretionary Fund and the main Cost of Living Scheme on behalf of Welsh Government.

Already a total of 4312 payments worth £495,195 have been made for the Cost of Living Discretionary Fund to qualifying residents in Band E who pay by Direct Debit.

An application form for more qualifying residents will be available from September 21 for this fund and will stay open until 31 March 2023.

For the main Cost of Living Scheme, a total of 27,014 of £150 payments have been made to qualifying residents, totalling to a value of £4,052,100.

The main Cost of Living scheme closes on the 30 September 2022 and a large number of qualifying residents have still not applied, so the Council is urging those to complete an application form as soon as possible to ensure they receive their payment.

Councillor Gwyneth Ellis, lead member for finance, performance and strategic assets said “The Council is working very hard to process these payments as supporting our residents is a key priority in the current economic climate.”

“We want to urge all those eligible for support and have still not applied, to do so. Those who are unsure whether they are eligible should use the council website to check requirements before it is too late.”

For further details about the two schemes available please visit the Council’s website via – www.denbighshire.gov.uk/cost-of-living