But in the short term, making sure you get the cost of living support for which you are eligible is essential for people who need help.
Here’s everything you need to know about the disability cost of living payment – including whether you are eligible, how to claim it and exactly when it will hit bank accounts.
Who will get the disability cost of living payment?
Around six million people will receive the disability cost of living payment. People are eligible if they are receiving certain benefits. These are the attendance allowance, constant attendance allowance, disability living allowance for adults and children, personal independence payment (PIP), adult and child disability payment in Scotland, armed forces independence payment and the war pension mobility supplement.
How much is the disability cost of living payment?
The additional payment for disabled people is £150. For disabled people on low-incomes, this payment comes on top of others which will be given to people on means-tested benefits. These will be paid in three instalments this financial year, totalling £900 by Spring 2024.
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How do I claim the disability cost of living payment?
You don’t have to claim the payment. It will be paid automatically into your bank account if you are eligible.
Any texts or emails asking recipients for their personal details and encouraging you to claim the payment are likely to be fraudulent.
You find out more about the support you are eligible for on the government’s help for households page or check out our article on all the cost of living help available.
When will I get the payment?
The disability cost of living payment will not hit bank accounts until summer 2023. There are no further details currently available about exact dates.
If you are also receiving the cost of living payments for people on means-tested benefits, you will receive the first £301 payment in Spring 2023. Find out more about that here.
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