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Disabled People start receiving one-off payment

a five pound note and coins
a five pound note and coins Image credit: theunwritten.co.uk

Around six million disabled people will receive a one-off payment of £150 from today, Tuesday September 20, from the government.

The payout will be given to those on a disability benefit in addition to their regular allowance to help with the cost-of-living crisis.

Most people will receive the payment before next month, according to the government.

But campaigners have said the sum is not enough, especially for disabled people who need to pay additional costs so they can run electrical devices for daily needs and to stay warm during the winter.

There have also been concerns those receiving the additional bonus could be victims of scams and have been advised not to reply to any texts or emails asking for their personal details.

Those receiving 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, or the war pension mobility supplement will be eligible for the one-off payment.

More than eight million pensioners who receive the winter fuel allowance will also be paid a one-off “pensioner cost-of-living” payment of £300.