Disabled people to receive an extra £150 this summer
The government has announced a second one-off payment for disabled people to support the cost of living crisis.
More than six million people on benefits will receive an automatic extra payment of £150 paid into their account between 20 June and 4 July 2023.
Those claiming one of the benefits listed below, for 1 April 2023, will be eligible for the government’s pay out.
- 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
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.”
The news follows a £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment paid to vulnerable people in September 2022.
[ In the UK, the price of consumer goods and services rose at the fastest rate in four decades in the year to October 2022. ]