More than six million disabled Britons are to get an £150 disability cost of living payment next month.
The DWP has confirmed the dates for when the funds will land in eligible people’s bank accounts.
Most of the payments will go out in a two-week window, starting on June 20 and going through to July 4.
A small number of the payments will go out after this date for claimants who were still awaiting confirmation of their eligibility or entitlement to disability benefits on April 1.
Work and pensions secretary, Mel Stride, said: “This payment helps protect those who need our support the most, providing a vital financial boost to six million disabled people
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“Our multi-billion-pound package of support reinforces our commitment to help UK households with the rising cost of living. It comes on top of record increases to benefits and the national living wage.”
People on these benefits will qualify for the payment:
- 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
- War Pension Mobility Supplement.
Payments will go out automatically with no need to apply to get the support. Many people receiving the £150 payment will also be eligible for a £900 cost of living payment, going out to people on means-tested benefits, including Universal Credit and Pension Credit.
The first £301 instalment has already gone out with another £300 instalment to go out in autumn 2023.
The third instalment of £299 will go out in spring 2024. The dates for these final two payments have yet to be announced.
A pensioner cost of living payment is also going out this winter to people who receive the Winter Fuel Payment.
Eligible people will get an additional payment of between £150 and £300 on top of the Winter Fuel Payment.
Disabilities minister, Tom Pursglove, said: “We know the cost of living has gone up for disabled people, which is why we are taking action to reduce the financial pressures they face.
“This £150 disability cost of living payment is on top of up to £900 that most low-income benefit claimants will also receive, helping ensure the most vulnerable in our society are protected from rising costs during this challenging period.”
Benefit payments recently increased 10.1 percent, including Universal Credit, PIP and Pension Credit.
These are the new rates for the Universal Credit standard allowance:
- Single under 25: £292.11
- Single 25 or over: £368.74
- Joint claimants both under 25: £458.51
- Joint claimants, one or both 25 or over: £578.82.
A person can find out how much benefits they can claim using an online calculator, such as the one on the Turn2us website.
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