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Disabled people receive extra government benefit

Rishi Sunak speaking in the house of commons
Rishi Sunak speaking in the house of commons Image credit:

The government has announced pensioners and disabled people will be entitled to additional discounts off their energy bills.

Yesterday, Thursday May 26, Chancellor Rishi Sunak revealed households struggling with the cost of living will receive a share of billions of extra pounds.

Six million people on disability benefits will also be handed an extra £150 payment as well as their allowances from September.

The additional payment will go to people who receive the following benefits:

  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Scottish Disability Benefits
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • War Pension Mobility Supplement

A majority of these claimants will also be entitled to a one-off payment of £650 on means-tested benefits.

Sunak said: "We know that people are facing challenges with the cost of living and that is why today I’m stepping in with further support to help with rising energy bills."

Heating and cooling are the greatest energy users in the home, making up around 40% of electric bills.