Six million to receive £150 Cost of Living payment

From the 20th September, around six million people already claiming disability benefits disability benefits will receive £150 from today to help with their rising living costs.


The Department for Work and Pensions said they they will deliver the payments to those who had confirmed payment of their disability benefit for 25 May.


Work and Pensions Secretary Chloe Smith said: "We know disabled people face additional costs and this government is listening and taking decisive action to protect the most vulnerable in our society.


In addition the £150 Disability Cost of Living payment, households will save an average of £1,000 a year through the Governments Energy Price Guarantee with the lowest-income households receiving at least £1,200 to help with rising cost of living this year.


In order to be eligible, you must have received a payment for one of the following qualifying benefits for 25 May 2022:

  • Attendance Allowance

  • Constant Attendance Allowance

  • Disability Living Allowance for adults

  • Disability Living Allowance for children

  • Personal Independent Payment

  • Adult Disability Payment (in Scotland)

  • Child Disability Payment (in Scotland)

  • Armed Forces Independence Payment

  • War Pension Mobility Supplement


It is expected most people will receive their payment by the beginning of October 2022