If we think we’ve missed the £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment we can now report it
If we think we may have missed the £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment we can now chase it up.
The payment should have been made automatically in recent weeks if we’re claiming certain benefits.
The money started dropping into accounts from 20 June. The final payments were due to be made on 4 July. If we still hadn’t received it, we were able to report it as missing from 5 July.
The government said that some of us may be paid later if we started claiming a qualifying benefit after 1 April. If our bank details have changed recently, this may also delay the payment.
The payment should have been made if we were receiving one of the following benefits on 1 April 2023: Attendance Allowance, Constant Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance for adults or for children, Personal Independence Payment, Adult Disability Payment (in Scotland), Child Disability Payment (in Scotland), Armed Forces Independence Payment, War Pension Mobility Supplement.
The Disability Cost of Living Payment is part of a package of government support to help us with the rising cost of living.
Many of us would have received the first of three Cost of Living Payments in spring. That one was worth £301 and the next ones will be £300 and £299.
They’ll be paid some time in autumn and then in early 2024. Keep an eye on the news pages on the Quids in! website to find out the exact time frames.
The Disability Cost of Living Payment is paid in addition to these payments.
There’s more information on government support on the Help for Households website.
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