Date for disabled person’s £150 cost of living payment announced

6 million disabled people in the United Kingdom will receive their one-time £150 disability Cost of Living payment.

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The government stated today that approximately 6 million disabled people in the United Kingdom will receive their one-time £150 disability Cost of Living payment from 20 September.

Those receiving a qualifying disability benefit will be paid automatically from 20 September, with the great majority of eligible individuals likely to receive their one-off payment within a couple of weeks and by the start of October.

The payment will assist disabled individuals with the growing Cost of Living, in recognition of the greater disability-related expenses they frequently incur, such as care and mobility needs.

This payment is in addition to other Cost of Living payments of £650 for low-income individuals, £400 for all households to assist with energy expenses, and an additional £150 for houses in Council Tax bands A-D in England.

On July 14, almost eight million households receiving a means-tested benefit received the first of two automatic Cost of Living payments totaling £326. Later this year, the second means-tested payment of £324 will be paid.

Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work Chloe Smith said: We know disabled people can face additional costs, which is why we are acting to help reduce the financial pressures on the most vulnerable.

“This £150 disability payment is on top of the £1,200 most low income benefit claimants will also receive and alongside wider support targeted at disabled people, including help with transport and prescription costs.

“We know it’s a worrying time for some people and I’d urge them to check they are getting all the support on offer by searching Help for Households.”

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Nadhim Zahawi said: “We know that rising prices faced by many countries around the world are a significant worry for many people here in the UK, especially those most vulnerable to additional costs.

“Today’s announcement that disabled people will begin to receive an additional £150 payment from the end of September reinforces our commitment to help UK households through the challenging times ahead.

“This payment is in addition to further help households can expect over the coming months – including a second cost of living payment of £324 for households on means-tested benefits, £300 for pensioners this winter and £400 discount on energy bills for every household. This is all part of our significant £37 billion support package.”

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