Cost of living payments of £150 DWP for disability benefits today

The first payments will be made to eligible households today, with the majority of payments being made within two weeks, the DWP added.

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

It comes on top of other cost of living payments totaling £650 for low-income disabled people.

All households will receive £400 to help pay their energy bills and an additional £150 for properties in the AD municipal tax brackets in England.

Overall, the government has announced a £37billion support package to help people with rising costs.

Universal Credit £650 cost of living payment

A second lump sum of £325 will be paid at some point in the autumn, to recipients of Universal Credit, Pension Credit and other benefits.

An initial sum of £325 was paid by the government in July.

The exact date of payment of the second installment has not been confirmed and may depend on when the person receives their benefits.

The money will be tax-free and will not count towards the benefit limit.

It will also have no impact on existing benefits and will be available to claimants across the UK.

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