Over 99% of individuals eligible for the Disability Cost of Living payment have received £150 from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The one-off payment is part of a broader support package worth up to £1,350. Aimed at assisting the most vulnerable individuals with the additional costs they face due to disabilities.
The swift distribution of the payment means that the vast majority of eligible recipients receive qualifying disability benefits. Such as Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment, have been supported within just five working days of the rollout. The remaining outstanding payments are scheduled to be made by 4 July.
Mel Stride MP, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, highlighted the government’s commitment to addressing high inflation and alleviating financial pressure on households. Stride emphasized that by promptly providing £150 to over six million disabled individuals. They are delivering on their promise to offer timely support to those in need.
Tom Pursglove MP, the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, expressed satisfaction with the successful distribution of payments to eligible individuals within a short timeframe. He assured that this immediate financial assistance is accompanied by forthcoming cost of living payments for benefit claimants. Reaffirming the government’s dedication to supporting the most vulnerable members of society.
Recipients eligible for the support will receive the payment automatically, without the need for any action on their part. The bank statement reference will display the individual’s National Insurance number followed by “DWP COL.”
Additional Support for Eligible Pensioners and Means-Tested Benefit Recipients
The list of qualifying benefit recipients for the Disability Cost of Living Payment includes individuals receiving 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, and War Pension Mobility Supplement.
In addition to the recent payment, eligible pensioners will receive an extra £300 later this year. However, as a supplement to the Winter Fuel Payment. Furthermore, individuals receiving eligible means-tested benefits can anticipate up to two additional Cost of Living Payments until next spring. Moreover, amounting to a maximum total of £1,350 in direct support.
A small number of payments will be processed after 4 July for individuals who were still awaiting confirmation of their eligibility. To qualify for disability benefits on 1 April.