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One-off £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment to hit bank accounts in June

Paloma Kubiak
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Paloma Kubiak

More than six million disabled people will receive a one-off £150 Cost of Living Payment between 20 June and 4 July 2023, the Department for Work and Pensions confirmed.

During the two-week window, the vast majority of payments will be made automatically to the same account you receive your benefits.

However, DWP said a small proportion of payments will be made after 4 July, particularly affecting claimants who were still waiting for confirmation of their eligibility or entitlements to disability benefits from 1 April.

In order to be eligible for the £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment, you need to have been in receipt of one of the following on 1 April (or subsequently paid for that date):

  • 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.

It comes after a £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment was paid in September last year, on top of the £900 Cost of Living Payments for households on means-tested benefits, such as Universal Credit or Pension Credit, in 2023/24. There’s also a £300 Pensioner Payment available, meaning some of the most vulnerable households may be able to receive up to £1,350 to help with soaring costs.

Secretary of state for work and pensions, Mel Stride MP, said: “This payment helps protect those who need our support the most, providing a vital financial boost to six million disabled people.

“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.”

Minister for disabled people, health and work, Tom Pursglove MP, 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.”