Question to the Department for Work and Pensions:
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people who will receive the second cost of living payment on the Isle of Wight.
The estimated number of benefit units eligible for the means-tested benefit cost of living payment in the Isle of Wight Westminster parliamentary constituency is 17,900.
There are an estimated 18,500 individuals who are eligible for the disability cost of living payment in the Isle of Wight constituency.
The Department for Work and Pensions has published an Impact Assessment on the Cost of Living Payments. Further information can be found here: SocSec(AdditionalPayments)IA.pdf (parliament.uk)
The pensioner cost of living payment will be delivered through the Winter Fuel Payment. The number of Winter Fuel Payments awarded in the Isle of Wight constituency in winter 2021 to 2022 was 37,903. Statistics for the Winter of 2022 to 2023 will be published in September 2023. A full breakdown of Winter Fuel statistics can be found here: Winter Fuel Payment statistics for winter 2020 to 2021 and winter 2021 to 2022 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)