MILLIONS of people on Universal Credit and benefits will get a one-off £600 payment go up to help with soaring bills.
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak is set to reveal the support today as part of his plan today to help struggling households cope with the cost of living crisis.
More than eight million households will receive the lump-sum.
It comes after the regulator Ofgem warned that the price cap could rise by another £800 in October, taking the average dual fuel bill to £2,800 a year.
Mr Sunak is set to use a windfall tax on oil and gas firms to pay for the package of help for households.
Universal Credit usually rises annually in April along with other benefits based on the inflation rate for the previous November.
The government last announced help for households back in February, including the £150 council tax energy rebate for four in five households.
It also included a £200 discount applied to every energy bill in October, which was set to be repaid over five years.
The Household Support Fund has also been doubled to £1billion, and this gives money to local councils to dish out to struggling residents in their area.