Cost of living payment of £150 to be made to those on Disability Benefits
The Government is paying £150 to 6 million people who are in receipt of a qualifying disability benefit. These payments will be paid automatically from 20 September 2022.
The payment will help to support disabled people who are impacted by the rising cost of living, acknowledging the higher disability-related costs they often face, such as for care and mobility needs.
To be eligible for the one-off payment of £150 in September you must have received a payment (or later received a backdated payment) of one of the qualifying benefits for 25 May 2022.
The qualifying benefits are:
- Disability Living Allowance
- Personal Independence Payment
- Attendance Allowance
- Scottish Disability Benefits (Adult Disability Payment and Child Disability Payment)
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Constant Attendance Allowance and
- War Pension Mobility Supplement.
For those awaiting confirmation of their disability benefits on 25 May, or who are waiting to be assessed for eligibility to receive disability benefits, the process may take longer but payments will still be automatic.
This payment is part of the government’s Cost of Living support which also includes payments of £400 for all UK households to help with energy bills, and two payments – totalling £650 – to over eight million eligible households in receipt of a means-tested benefit.
To find out if you are eligible for this payment, or any other financial support, call our Family Benefits Advice Service on Freephone 0800 028 3008 for free, impartial and confidential advice.