As part of the government's £15 billion cost of living package, if you claim certain types of disability benefits then you will receive a one off payment of £150 to help cover the cost of rising bills.
You will receive the £150 payment if you receive:
- Attendance Allowance
- Constant Attendance Allowance
- Disability Living Allowance (for adults and children)
- Personal Independence Payment
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- War Pension Mobility Supplement
For those living in Scotland, you will also receive the £150 payment if you receive Adult or Child Disability Payment.
In order to receive the £150 payment, you will need to have been entitled to the benefit on 25 May 2022.
You should get the £150 payment by the end of September and this should be paid into the bank account where you receive your benefits.
This payment is on top off the £400 energy discount for all households.
You may be entitled to an additional cost of living payment if you receive a qualifying low income benefit or tax credits.
Those who receive Winter Fuel Payments will also be entitled to an extra £300.
If you are not sure what benefits you could get then it is worth using an independent benefits calculator to find out.
You may be able to get a payment to help with the cost of living if you’re getting certain benefits or tax credits. You do not need to apply, if you’re eligible, you’ll be paid automatically.