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

Here’s everything you need to know about the cost of living payment if you live in Birmingham.

<p>The cost of living crisis is a growing concern as winter approaches</p>

The cost of living crisis is a growing concern as winter approaches

Around six million disabled people across the UK will soon receive a one-off payment from the government, including people who reside in Birmingham.

The £150 benefit, which will be paid to eligible disabled people, is set to land in accounts from Tuesday 20 September.

It comes just two months after around eight million eligible households received their first means-tested £326 cost of living allowance.

Earlier this year, Chloe Smith, former Minister of State for Disabled People, Work and Health, 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.

“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.”

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The cost of living payments from the government are part of a £37 billion support package that sees millions of households receive at least £1,200 towards rising costs.

Who in Birmingham is eligible to receive the £150 disability cost of living payment?

The cost of living crisis is a growing concern as winter approaches

Thousands of people across Birmingham and the West Midlands are expected to receive the one-off £150 payment.

Those who are already recipients of any of the following disability payments may be eligible:

  • 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

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How to receive the £150 disability cost of living payment

Those who had confirmed payment of their disability benefit for 25 May are expected to be paid automatically shortly after the payment window opens.

For those awaiting confirmation of their disability benefits on 25 May, or who are waiting to be assessed for eligibility to receive disability benefits, the process may take longer but page payments will still be automatic.

You must have received payment (or later receive payment) of one of these qualifying benefits for 25 May 2022 to get the payment.

If you are still unsure, you can read more about the government’s Cost of Living support on the Help With the Cost of Living page.