A CALL for households in Ceredigion who have not yet received a cost-of-living payment has been issued.

Ceredigion County Council has paid out almost £3.2million to more than 21,000 eligible households in the county to help with the cost-of-living crisis.

The one-off £150 payments began in June last year as part of a Welsh Government scheme to help those facing hardship due to the increasing energy bills.

The £150 payments were delivered straight to the bank accounts of those eligible in the main cost-of-living scheme and phase 1 of the Ceredigion discretionary scheme.

For those who did not have direct debit set up on their council tax accounts, the Post Office issued a voucher letter for them to collect the payment at any of the branches.


Councillor Gareth Davies, cabinet member with responsibility for finance and procurement services, said: “It’s great to see that so many Ceredigion households have already received the cost-of-living payment, and we are incredibly grateful to the team in Ceredigion Council for their hard work.

“I would encourage everyone to check if they have received this payment, and if you are eligible to fill in the online application or seek help and advice on the website, through Clic or at our county libraries.

“In times like these, every penny counts, and I urge you to ensure you get the support that’s available to you.”

Applications for phase 2 of the scheme will open on January 30. Households are eligible if they have not previously received a £150 cost-of-living payment either from the main scheme or phase 1 of the discretionary scheme and the person liable for council tax was living in a property in Ceredigion as their main home on February 15, 2022, or moved to receive or provide care elsewhere.

Find out more at www.ceredigion.gov.uk/resident/council-tax or call 01545 570881 for more information.