Scottish Government £130 Low Income Pandemic Payment

 

The Scottish Government Low Income Pandemic Support Payment (LIPP) is intended to provide additional financial support to people living on low incomes.  Whilst restrictions are being eased, many households will continue to face increased challenges in meeting their basic needs in 2021-22.

Inverclyde Council has written to those who have been identified as qualifying for this payment. 

Households are eligible to receive the payment if they satisfy one of the following criteria for at least one day during April 2021:  

  • Households in receipt of Council Tax Reduction (CTR): OR
  • Exempt from Council Tax - all the occupants are under 18; all the occupants are care leavers; all the occupants are severely mentally impaired; the property is unoccupied because the resident has gone to someone else's home to provide care or the resident receives care elsewhere; OR
  • Certain other households who have no Council Tax liability.  

Those who pay Council Tax by Direct Debit will receive the payment into the bank, building society or credit union account from which they pay Council Tax by 30th July.  

Those who applied by 5th July and do not pay by Direct Debit and those who applied by that date to have the payment sent to another account or directly to their 2021/22 Council Tax account can also expect payment by 30th July. 

Fully completed applications received after 5th July from those who do not pay Council Tax by Direct Debit will be paid on or around 31st August 2021.  Applications can still be made by selecting the Low Income Pandemic Payment Application Form within the Other Websites section of this page.  Anyone who does not apply by 23rd August will not miss out because the payment will be made to their Council Tax account by 31st August. 

Applications will be accepted only with a copy of a bank, building society or credit union account statement.

 

Email enquiries to lowincomepayment@inverclyde.gov.uk