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

The one off payment has been sent out as of today

Millions of people across the UK will receive a cost of living disability payment starting from today (20 September) including in Manchester.

The one off payment is £150 and will be sent to disabled people across the country as part of financial support during the cost of living crisis.

Earlier this year the former Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work Chloe Smith said: “We know disabled people can face additional costs, which is why we are acting to help reduce the financial pressures on the most vulnerable.

“This £150 disability payment is on top of the £1,200 most low income benefit claimants will also receive and alongside wider support targeted at disabled people, including help with transport and prescription costs.

“We know it’s a worrying time for some people and I’d urge them to check they are getting all the support on offer by searching Help for Households.”

The Cost of Living payments from the government are part of a £37 billion package of support, which will see millions of households receive at least £1,200 this year to help cover rising costs.

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When will people in Manchester receive the payment?

The payments will start being sent out to people from Tuesday, 20 September onwards.

Who is eligible for the payment?

Those who receive the following disability benefits may be eligible for the one-off payment of £150 in September: 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.

Those being paid a qualifying disability benefit will qualify for the payment and will be paid automatically from 20 September, with the vast majority of those eligible expected to receive their one-off payment within a couple of weeks by the beginning of October.

A UK Government spokesperson said: “Those who had confirmed payment of their disability benefit for 25 May are expected to be paid shortly after the payment window opens.

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“For those awaiting confirmation of their disability benefits on 25 May, or who are waiting to be assessed for eligibility to receive disability benefits, the process may take longer but payments will still be automatic.

“You must have received a payment (or later receive a payment) of one of these qualifying benefits for 25 May 2022 to get the payment.”