Cost of Living £150 Disability Payment: Here’s when people living in Newcastle should expect to receive theirs

The government announced the payment date back in August

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People from Newcastle who are eligible for a disability payment to combat the cost of living crisis will start to receive their payment from 20 September 2022.

In total, around six million people in the UK will get the payment.

Launching the scheme a few weeks ago, then UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Nadhim Zahawi said:

“We know that rising prices faced by many countries around the world are a significant worry for many people here in the UK, especially those most vulnerable to additional costs.

“Today’s announcement that disabled people will begin to receive an additional £150 payment from the end of September reinforces our commitment to help UK households through the challenging times ahead.

“This payment is in addition to further help households can expect over the coming months – including a second cost of living payment of £324 for households on means-tested benefits, £300 for pensioners this winter and £400 discount on energy bills for every household. This is all part of our significant £37 billion support package.”

How do I receive the payment?

People eligible for this one-off payment do not need to do anything, as they will be awarded the payment based on disability benefits they already receive.

In a tweet sent on 18 September from the Department for Work and Pensions said: “If you are eligible for the £150 disability cost of living payment, you do not need to do anything.

“Payments are automatic and the majority will be made by early October.”

When will I receive the payment?

Payments are being rolled out across the board starting from 20 September, but many may not see the £150 until the start of October at the latest.

Who is eligible?

You may receive the payment, if you receive any of the following:

  • 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