May 23, 2022
Families may be eligible for a free supermarket voucher to help with expenses (Photo: Adobe)

Thousands of families may be eligible for free supermarket vouchers to help pay for food this winter.

The vouchers are part of the government’s £ 500 million domestic aid fund designed to help those struggling to pay for essentials, such as food and bills.

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Families with very little money to pay their household bills will be able to claim assistance from their local council from October 2021, but the scheme is set to expire at the end of March this year.

Each council is given a different amount depending on its size and need, and it is up to each individual to decide how to distribute this fund.

To help families find out what level of support is available in their area.

I North YorkshireFor example, those eligible to pay a domestic support fund e-voucher can receive up to £ 275 for food and other necessities. In January 2022, the total amount of e-vouchers was increased from £ 250 to 5 275.

In Nottingham, Council website Eligible and successful applicants will receive an e-voucher of £ 50 in three working days via text message.

This link will include an e-gift card online with a barcode that can be presented on the tail in the store.

Elsewhere, Derbyshire County Council Offering a maximum of two payments per household worth £ 64, plus an extra £ 20 for each partner and any dependent children, while those living in Ealing can get £ 75 in supermarket vouchers.

Where can vouchers be spent?

Supermarket vouchers can be spent at any of the following major stores:

– Aldi- Asda- M & S- Morrisons- Sainsbury’s- Tesco- Waitrose

You apply online, provide personal details such as your name and address, and of course your telephone number – because vouchers are being sent to families via text in just a few days.

How do I apply for a voucher?

The majority of eligible vouchers will be automatically identified by council records and sent out.

If you are receiving resources to pay your council tax bill through the Council Tax Reduction / Support Scheme by March 20, 2022, and your child under the age of 19 stays at home with you , Then you should be contacted about the house. Support Fund

If you think you may be eligible for the scheme, you can apply for support through your local council’s website.

Applications for funding must be submitted before the end of March.

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