Who is eligible for the £150 Cost of Living payment? | The Sun06/16/2023
MILLIONS of households with disabilities are eligible for a £150 payment to help with the cost of living.
Six million people are due to receive the £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment over the next few weeks.
The tax-free cash will be paid directly into recipients' bank accounts from June 20 to July 4.
Below, we explain who will get the cost of living payment and how to claim it.
Am I eligible for the cost of living payment?
To get the £150 cost of living payment, you have to already be receiving certain benefits. These are:
- 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
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You only need to receive one of the above benefits to qualify.
How do I get it?
If you were already claiming one of the above benefits before April 1, the money will be paid into your bank account automatically.
If you were still awaiting confirmation of your eligibility for any of the qualifying benefits on this date, you may receive the £150 after July 4.
The code to spot in your statement will be your national insurance number, followed by "DWP COL".
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What other payments can I get?
People claiming certain benefits are eligible for a one-off payment of up to £812 – but they need to claim it themselves.
The government provides a Budgeting Loan for low-income households struggling with the cost of living.
It is an interest-free loan, which means you only have to pay back what you borrow.
Other cost of living payments coming this year
A separate £900 cost of living payment for those on certain benefits is being paid out over the course of the year.
The payment is available for those who receive any of the following:
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Pension Credit
- Tax Credits (Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit)
- Universal Credit
The first payment, worth £301, was paid between April and May.
The second instalment, worth £300, will be paid in autumn.
Spring next year will see the final chunk of the £900 cost of living payment dished out – it is worth £299.
We don't know have an exact date for when the second and third payments will be made.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has it said it'll provide more information on exact dates nearer the time.
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You can check the full list of cost of living payments available on the government website.
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