DWP confirms June payment dates for £150 cost of living cash and benefits

Millions on disabilities are set to receive their cost of living payment from June 20.

Eligible households will receive the £150 disability benefit, as part of the wider £1,350 cost of living payments.

All payments will be sent out by July 4, however, a small number of households could receive their payment after the cut-off.‌

This will be the case where claimants were still awaiting confirmation of their eligibility or entitlement to disability benefits on April 1.

In order to be eligible for the latest cost of living payment, Britons must receive one of the following disability benefits:

  • 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
  • War Pension Mobility Supplement

The cost of living crisis continues to grip millions of people across the nation.

A Financial Conduct Authority study has put the total as high as 10 million, reporting a 3.1 million increase year-on-year and warning that many are having to choose between heating and eating and being forced to cancel insurance policies to make ends meet.

Britons are encouraged to claim all the help that is available to them

The £1,350 payment consists of this £150 boost is in addition to the means-tested £900 that most low-income benefit claimants will also receive.

There will also be a further £300 cost of living payment for pensioners.

‌These are the payment windows that have been announced so far.

Britons can expect more precise dates announced during the year:

  • £301 – First cost of living payment – already issued between April 25 and May 17 (or 2 to 9 May for people on tax credits but no other low-income benefits)
  • £150 – Disability payment – during summer 2023
  • £300 – Second cost of living payment – during autumn 2023
  • £300 – Pensioner payment – during winter 2023/4
  • £299 – Third cost of living payment – during spring 2024

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May saw three bank holidays which affected the usual payment dates. However, payments will return to normal this month.

‌This includes:

  • Universal Credit
  • State pension
  • Pension credit
  • Disability living allowance
  • Personal independence payment
  • Attendance allowance
  • Carer’s allowance
  • Employment support allowance
  • Income support
  • Jobseeker’s allowance

Benefits are usually paid straight into one’s bank, building society or credit union account.

If their payment date is on a weekend or a bank holiday they’ll usually be paid on the working day before.

How often benefits are paid:

  • Attendance Allowance – Usually every four weeks
  • Carer’s Allowance – Weekly in advance or every four weeks
  • Child Benefit – Usually every four weeks or weekly if someone is a single parent or they or their partner get certain benefits.
  • Disability Living Allowance – Usually every four weeks
  • Employment and Support Allowance – Usually every two weeks
  • Income Support – Usually every two weeks
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance – Usually every two weeks
  • Pension Credit – Usually every four weeks
  • Personal Independence Payment – Usually every four weeks
  • State Pension – Usually every four weeks
  • Tax credits, such as Working Tax Credit Every four weeks or weekly.
  • Universal Credit – Every month

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Mel Stride MP, said: “This payment helps protect those who need our support the most, providing a vital financial boost to six million disabled people.‌

“Our multi-billion-pound package of support reinforces our commitment to help UK households with the rising cost of living. It comes on top of record increases to benefits and the national living wage.”

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