THOUSANDS can apply for a £100 extra cost of living payment with a simple form.

The cash comes via the Household Support Fund (HSF), which is worth a whopping £842million.

Thousands of Brits can get their hands on an extra £100

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Thousands of Brits can get their hands on an extra £100Credit: Getty

The pot of money has come from Government which has shared it between councils in England.

They then decide how to distribute their share – some are offering out vouchers while others are making direct cash bank transfers.

And in Trafford, Greater Manchester residents can get their hands on £100 per household by filling in an easy form.

They can also get it in the form of vouchers to help cover essentials such as food or energy.

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Eligibility and how much you get will be based on your income and spending.

You don’t need to be on benefits in order to qualify.

The scheme is open until March 2024 and residents can apply via the council website.

Other help is on offer if you’re not eligible for the HSF scheme.

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The income levels you must be at to qualify vary depending on your circumstances.

Eligibility varies depending on whether you are paid monthly or weekly too.

You should check out Trafford Council’s website for further details – and that’s where you’ll find the form.

It comes after Cambridgeshire said people who are eligible can get £110 paid into their bank account twice a year through the same scheme.

Who is eligible?

You will be eligible for the £100 payment in Trafford if you meet a list of criteria.

You must:

  • currently live in Trafford 
  • Be aged 16 years or more
  • You must pay rent on the house you live in and occupy to either a private landlord or are responsible for paying a monthly mortgage
  • You are not in receipt of a benefit that qualifies you to receive the cost of living payments
  • Your total net annual income, after rent/mortgage, fuel and water bills have been paid, is below the following thresholds: Single household £14,753 and all other households £22,020

What if I’m not eligible?

Millions are also in line to receive cost of living payments worth up to £1,350.

The first installment of the £900 payment has been paid to millions on certain benefits, including Universal Credit and Pension Credit.

Plus, pensioners who are entitled to a Winter Fuel Payment for winter 2023/24 will get an extra £150 or £300 paid on top of their normal payment from November this year.

You will be eligible for a Winter Fuel Payment this winter if you were born before September 25, 1957.

Those eligible for the payment will receive a letter in October and November telling them how much money to expect.

There’s a one-off fuel voucher from your energy supplier if you’re on a prepayment meter.

This post first appeared on thesun.co.uk

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