More than six million disabled people will receive a one-off £150 cost of living payment from June 20, the Government has announced.
Ministers said the payment recognises the extra costs disabled people in particular often face, such as care and mobility needs.
There will be further payments of £300 for pensioners due later this year, meaning some of the most vulnerable households can receive up to £1,350 in direct cost of living payments.
Secretary of state for Work and Pensions Mel Stride said: “This payment helps protect those who need our support the most, providing a vital financial boost to six million disabled people.
“Our multibillion-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.”
Disability cost of living payment explained
You may be entitled to a Disability Cost of Living Payment of £150 if you get any of the following benefits on a certain date:
- Attendance Allowance
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance for adults
- Disability Living Allowance for children
- Personal Independence Payment
- Adult Disability Payment (in Scotland)
- Child Disability Payment (in Scotland)
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- War Pension Mobility Supplement
This guidance will be updated with the qualifying date for the payment when it has been announced.
If you were getting a qualifying benefit from the Ministry of Defence and a qualifying benefit from DWP, you will get a Disability Cost of Living Payment from DWP only.
When you’ll be paid
Most people will be paid the £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment during summer 2023.
This guidance will be updated with the payment dates before the payments start.
Payments will be made to people who were getting a qualifying disability from DWP before payments to people who were getting a qualifying benefit from the Ministry of Defence.
Your payment might come later, for example if you’re awarded a qualifying benefit at a later date or you change the account your benefit or tax credits are paid into. You will still be paid the Cost of Living Payment automatically.