The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced that more than 6 million people are set to benefit from the one-off £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment next month. The payment is part of a cost of living support package from the government that provides those in vulnerable groups with additional support towards the rising cost of living.
In this article we share when the Disability Cost of Living Payment is due to be paid, who is eligible and what additional support is available for those struggling with rising costs.
When is the Disability Cost of Living Payment being paid?
The Disability Cost of Living Payment is due to be paid automatically between 20th June and 4th July 2023. It will be paid automatically to those that receive an eligible benefit.
There are some instances where the payment may be received after the 4th July 2023, for example if you receive a qualifying benefit at a later date or the account that you have your benefit paid into has changed. This payment will still be paid automatically and you do not need to apply.
If you receive a means-tested benefit, you may have also received an initial £301 Cost of Living Payment in April or May and could be eligible for a further 2 Cost of Living Payments later this year. More information on the payments available and those eligible can be found in our complete Cost of Living guide.
Who is eligible for the Disability Cost of Living Payment?
If you received one of the following benefits from 1st April 2023 you may be eligible for the £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment. Even if you were awaiting a decision, or assessment of your eligibility, then you may still be eligible to receive the payment.
Disability Cost of Living Payment eligible benefits:
- Attendance Allowance
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance for adults
- Disability Living Allowance for children
- Personal Independence Payment
- Adult Disability Payment (in Scotland)
- Child Disability Payment (in Scotland)
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- War Pension Mobility Supplement
What additional help is available if you're struggling with the cost of living?
If you are feeling the squeeze due to the rising cost of living, there are a number of debt charities and websites that are able to offer free help and advice. However, if you are struggling with a particular bill or payment it is advisable to contact the provider as soon as possible as they will be able to offer support and help you to manage your payments.
We also have a number of additional articles and resources on the MTTM website which offer additional cost of living support. Read the following articles for more information: