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Cost of Living Support - Extra help for disabled people

The government has announced extra help with the cost of living for 2022

Extra help for disabled people

What help is there for disabled people?

There will be an extra £150 payment for disabled people. 

Can I get the extra help for disabled people?

You can get the extra help if you get any of these benefits:

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

You have to have been entitled to one of these benefits on 25 May 2022.

If you made your claim before 25 May 2022, but you only get a decision saying you are entitled to the benefit after 25 May 2022, you will still be able to get the extra money.

How much extra help are disabled people getting?

They are getting an extra payment of £150.

This might be paid in addition to other help. 

If more than one person in your household gets disability benefits, you will get £150 for each person who qualifies.

For example: Jane lives with her son Ben, aged 9. Jane gets Personal Independence Payment and Ben gets Disability Living Allowance. The household will get a total of £300 extra help for disabled people. 

How do I apply for the extra help for disabled people?

You do not need to apply for the extra help. If you are entitled to it, it will be paid to you automatically.

When and how is the extra help being paid?

The payments will go out from September 2022. 

It is likely you will be paid the same way you are usually paid your disability benefit.

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