More than six million disabled people throughout the UK are set to benefit from a one-time £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment. Which begins distribution today. The Department for Work and Pensions will automatically issue these payments over a two-week period. Spanning from June 20 to July 4, 2023. The aim of these payments is to alleviate the additional financial burdens faced by disabled individuals.
The Disability Cost of Living Payment forms part of a comprehensive support package. Valued at up to £1,350, targeting the most vulnerable households. This initiative reflects the government’s dedication to assisting those in greatest need.
Furthermore, the government is actively addressing the rising cost of living by striving to halve inflation. A crucial step towards long-term economic growth that will enhance living standards for all citizens.
Mel Stride MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, expressed the government’s recognition of the financial pressures experienced by vulnerable households, particularly those with disabilities. While working towards the inflation target, the extra support of £150 will benefit over six million disabled people at the present moment.
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt MP, highlighted the unique challenges faced by disabled individuals due to additional costs, making the reduction of inflation a top priority for the government. The upcoming two-week payment of £150 to disabled individuals is part of a significant cost-of-living support package, totalling nearly £100 billion, and will provide reassurance to the most vulnerable members of society.
Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Tom Pursglove MP, Affirms Commitment to Providing Support
Tom Pursglove MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, acknowledged the financial strains faced by disabled individuals and emphasized the government’s commitment to providing support where it is most needed. An additional £150 will be directly deposited into the pockets of disabled individuals starting today. Low-income benefit claimants will also receive further cost-of-living payments, demonstrating the government’s dedication to assisting those in need.
Eligible individuals will automatically receive the Disability Cost of Living Payment, eliminating the need for any action on their part. The bank statement will reflect the payment reference as the recipient’s National Insurance number followed by “DWP COL.”