Around six million people will receive a one-off £150 disability cost-of-living payment from Tuesday, September 20.

Those being paid the benefit will be paid automatically any time from this date.

The vast majority of those eligible are expected to receive their one-off payment by the start of October, the UK Government has said.

The payment is intended to help disabled people with the rising cost of living and the higher costs they face, such as care and mobility needs.

Those who may be eligible for the payment include people receiving the 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, or the war pension mobility supplement.

Cost of living support payments

The disability payments are part of a package of support for households as the cost of living continues to soar.

More than eight million eligible households in receipt of means-tested benefits received the first of two automatic cost-of-living payments of £326 from July 14.

The second means-tested payment of £324 will be issued later this year.

From October 1 2022, a new energy price guarantee will mean an average household will pay no more than £2,500 a year on their energy bill for the next two years.

This news was shortly followed by the death of the Queen, leaving some questions about the support yet to be answered.

Further details about measures to help households and businesses are expected this week.

People are also being urged to be alert to scammers targeting those expecting cost-of-living payments.

How to receive disability cost of living payments?

Payments will be paid automatically into bank accounts, so people have been warned to watch out for any texts and emails from fraudsters asking for personal details.

More information about the UK Government’s cost-of-living support is available on the website here.

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