- The majority of £150 payments will be made automatically over a two-week period from 20 June to 4 July 2023
- More than six million people with disabilities will receive payments and benefit from additional cost-of-living assistance
- As part of the Government’s broader support package, which includes separate Vehicle Checked Cost of Living Payments totaling up to £900 and 300 pension payments
This follows the £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment paid last September, demonstrating the Government’s commitment to supporting the most vulnerable in society. and at the same time fulfill the commitment to halve inflation this year and develop the economy.
Disability benefit payees who are eligible for the payment will automatically receive that benefit over a two-week period beginning June 20 and ending July 4.
At a time when costs for all are rising, this payment recognizes additional costs that people with disabilities in particular often face, such as care and mobility needs.
A small percentage of payments will be made after this date, with claimants still awaiting confirmation of eligibility or entitlement to disability benefits on April 1.
There will also be an additional £300 pensioner payment later this year, meaning some of the most vulnerable households could receive up to £1,350 directly towards the Cost of Living.
The Secretary for Work and Pensions, Mel Stride MP, said:
This payment helps protect those most in need of our support, providing an important financial boost to six million people with disabilities.
Our multi-billion pound support package reinforces our commitment to helping UK households with the rising cost of living. It comes with record increases in benefits and the nation’s living wage.
The Minister of Disability, Health and Employment, Tom Pursglove MP, said:
We know the cost of living has increased for people with disabilities, which is why we are taking action to ease the financial pressures they face.
This £150 disability living expense payment is in addition to the up to £900 that would also be received by most low-income claimants, helping to ensure vulnerable people The most vulnerable in our society are protected from rising costs during these challenging times.
The full list of grant recipients eligible for an upcoming Disability Cost of Living payment are recipients of:
- Disability living allowance
- Individual independent payment
- Attendance allowance
- Scottish Disability Allowance (Adult Disability Payment and Child Disability Payment)
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- Continuous attendance allowance
- War pension migration supplement
- Those who were paid the following disability benefits on 1 April, or who are subsequently paid for that date, will be eligible for a one-time payment of £150: Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Attendance Allowance, Scottish Disability Allowance (Adult Disability Benefit and Child Disability Allowance), Armed Forces Independence Allowance, Regular Attendance Allowance and the War Pension Relocation Supplement.
- They must receive payment (or subsequently receive payment) of one of these eligible benefits by April 1, 2023 to receive payment. For those who are awaiting confirmation of their disability benefits by April 1, or who are awaiting a disability benefit eligibility assessment, the process may take longer but payments will still be automatic.
- Low-income people with disabilities receiving previously vehicle-tested benefits may already be eligible for £301 this spring and may be eligible for an additional £300 this autumn and £299 in spring 2024. A payment of £150 will be made on top of these Cost of Living Payments, with disabled persons not eligible for assistance tested, but is receiving disability assistance, also receiving payment.
- You can read more about the Government’s cost of living support on Subsidize living expenses page.
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