DWP £150 cost of living payment going to six million disability benefit claimants
Six million people will begin receiving an extra £150 from this week as cost of living payments continue to reach cash-strapped households.
Households claiming certain disability benefits are the latest to receive extra help from the government.
Last month more than eight million households were given an extra £301, including those claiming monthly Universal Credit.
The £150 payments are being made automatically over a two-week period between Tuesday, June 20 and Tuesday, July 4.
It is the second £150 disability cost of living payment to be sent out by the Department for Work and Pensions. The first was issued in September 2022 – to recognise that those with a disability can often face higher costs as they pay for care or other necessary equipment.
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.”
Who can claim the £150 help?
You may be entitled to a Disability Cost of Living Payment of £150 if you’re getting any of any of the following benefits:
Constant Attendance Allowance
Disability Living Allowance for adults
Disability Living Allowance for children
Personal Independence Payment
Armed Forces Independence Payment
War Pension Mobility Supplement
Claimants must also have received a payment of one of these benefits for April 1, 2023 in order to qualify for the additional £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment.
While the vast majority of people, the DWP says, will be paid their £150 automatically in the upcoming two-week window, anyone who thinks they are owed extra money but doesn’t receive it can report a missing payment from July 5 onwards.