Households on low incomes will start to receive a £299 cost-of-living payment from Tuesday.
Payments will be made across the UK by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) between February 6 and 22.
It is the third of up to three payments totalling up to £900 paid to eligible households on means-tested benefits over 2023/24 and comes as part of a support package that has been helping households since autumn 2021.
Households receiving tax credits only will receive payments from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) between February 16 and 22.
The payments will be sent out automatically and recipients do not need to apply to receive them.
Mel Stride, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, said: “The economy has turned a corner, and with inflation falling we are providing millions of the most vulnerable households with another significant cash boost.”
UK Government minister for Scotland John Lamont said: “This crucial cost-of-living payment will benefit more than 680,000 people across Scotland.”
Welsh Secretary David TC Davies said: “Over 400,000 households in Wales will be…