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DWP outlines how disability benefit claimants could be eligible for £150

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has updated its guidelines to reveal that disability benefit claimants could be in line for £150. Those receiving disability living allowance, child disability payments and more could be eligible for the lump sum.

With the cost of living crisis continuing to affect people up and down the country, the DWP is offering support for those who are already getting certain benefits or tax credits. You do not need to apply.

If you’re eligible, you’ll be paid automatically in the same way you usually get your benefit or tax credits. The payments will be made separately from your benefit or tax credits.

These payments are not taxable and will not affect the benefits or tax credits you get. Below are some pointers to check if you are eligible for the lump sum and when you can receive your payments.

Disability benefits

You may get a lump sum payment of £150 if you’re getting 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

Eligibility

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.

If you get a qualifying disability benefit from the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and a qualifying disability benefit from DWP, you will get a Disability Cost of Living Payment from DWP only.

When you’ll get paid

You’ll get the payment from September 2022.

If you also get a qualifying low income benefit or tax credits, you may get an additional Cost of Living Payment.

Winter Fuel Payment

Your circumstances// What you qualify for if you were born between September 26 1942 and September 25 1956// What you qualify for if you were born on or before September 25 1942

If you’re entitled to a Winter Fuel Payment for winter 2022 to 2023, you will get an extra £300 for your household paid with your normal payment from November 2022. This is in addition to any Cost of Living Payment you get with your benefit or tax credits.

The full amount of Winter Fuel Payment you will get for winter 2022 to 2023 depends on your circumstances.

You qualify and live alone (or none of the people you live with qualify)// £500// £600

You qualify and live with someone under 80 who also qualifies// £250// £350

You qualify and live with someone 80 or over who also qualifies// £250// £300

You qualify and live with a partner who qualifies, and either of you gets certain benefits// £500 – only one of you will get the payment// £600 – only one of you will get the payment

You qualify and live with someone (not your partner) who qualifies, and either of you gets certain benefits// £500 – you’ll both get the payment// £600 – you’ll both get the payment

You qualify, live in a care home and do not get certain benefits// £250// £300

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