Borders MSP Rachael Hamilton has welcomed the latest cost-of-living payments being paid by the UK Government to thousands of households across the Scottish Borders.
The UK Government confirmed that the latest £300 payments will be paid automatically into the bank accounts of those eligible between the 31st of October and the 19th of November.
It is part of a package worth £900 in total to support those on benefits to help manage the effects of the cost-of-living crisis which is being felt by many homes across the Borders region.
Statistics from the UK Government have shown that in the Scottish Borders, over 12,000 households will receive the cost-of-living payment.
Eligible pensioner households in the Borders will also receive a further £300 later in the year, on top of the Winter Fuel Payment.
Those eligible do not need to apply for the payment, as it will be paid directly into their bank account by the UK Government.
Ms Hamilton has said that the UK Government are continuing to “step up” to support the most vulnerable across the Scottish Borders during these tough economic times.
Borders MSP Rachael Hamilton, said: “It is warmly welcomed that the UK Government are providing a further £300 in cost-of-living payments to the most vulnerable in the Scottish Borders.
“The economic outlook continues to be tough for many, so this will be a big help for tens of thousands of households in rural areas struggling with their bills.
“This is part of a cost-of-living package, worth £900 in total, that the UK Government are providing to those who need it most.
“I am very glad to see the UK Government stepping up again as we head towards winter.
“If anyone in the Borders has problems receiving cost-of-living payments, please reach out to my office in Kelso and we’ll do our best to help you get what you need.”