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

The government confirmed the payment date in late August

Around six million people, including people in London are to receive a one-off £150 from the government starting from 20 September 2022.

The government said those eligible should receive the payment by the start of October.

The payment is part of a care plan rolled out by the government, as the cost of living crisis continues.

Earlier this year, 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.

How do I receive the payment?

People eligible for this one-off payment do not need to do anything, and this was confirmed by the Department for Work and Pensions.

In a tweet sent on 18 September, they said: “If you are eligible for the £150 disability cost of living payment, you do not need to do anything.

“Payments are automatic and the majority will be made by early October.”

Who is eligible?

You may receive the payment, if you receive any of the following:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance for adults
  • Disability Living Allowance for children
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Adult Disability Payment (in Scotland)
  • Child Disability Payment (in Scotland)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • War Pension Mobility Supplement

When will I receive the payment?

The automatic payment will begin to be paid to those eligible from Tuesday, 20 September, but it is likely that some will have to wait until the start of October.