New cost of living disability payment branded as ‘pitiful’

Around 6 million people across the UK living with a disability started to receive the £150 from today.

People receiving a new one off payment to help with the cost of living have described it as ‘pitiful’ and a ‘drop in the ocean’.

The additional money is being paid automatically to those who already receive disability benefits. The UK Government says it is part of a wider package of support measures.