The £150 payments have been confirmed by Chancellor Rishi Sunak as part of his £15 billion living expenses package and will be awarded to households claiming certain disability benefits
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Millions of people claiming certain types of disability benefits will receive a one-off payment of £150 to help meet the cost of rising bills.
Benefits eligible for that extra money include Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
The £150 payments were confirmed by Chancellor Rishi Sunak as part of his £15billion living expenses package.
We explain who is eligible, how to get the money and when to expect it.
There is also an energy rebate of £400 for all households, which has also been confirmed.
There are also payments of £650 for anyone claiming means-tested benefits and £300 for pensioner households.
Full list of benefits which are given as a one off payment of £150
Those who receive the following benefits will receive the one-off payment of £150:
Permanent Care Allowance
Adult Disability Allowance
Disability Child Support Allowance
Personal Independence Payment
Adult Disability Pay (in Scotland)
Child Disability Payment (in Scotland)
Armed Forces Independence Payment
Mobility supplement to the war pension
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You must be eligible for one of these qualifying benefits on May 25, 2022 to receive payment.
The money is expected to arrive by the end of September 2022 and should be transferred to the bank account where you will receive your benefits.
If you also receive a qualifying low-income benefit or tax credit, you may receive an additional living expense payment.
There’s £650 for people on means-tested benefits – payments that take your income and savings into account, such as Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit.
They should receive the money in two payments, with the first cash sum of £325 arriving from July for most eligible households.
The second payment of £325 is then expected to hit bank accounts in the autumn, although there is no set date.
Those applying for tax credits will get their first payment slightly later, with the first £325 not expected to be processed until autumn.
The second payment of £325 will then be sent in the winter, but again there is no set date yet.
Mr Sunak has also confirmed an extra payment of £300 for pensioner households receiving winter fuel payments.
Winter heating oil payments are typically worth between £100 and £300 and are intended to help pensioner households heat their homes in the winter.
If you are eligible for winter fuel payments for winter 2022-2023, you will receive £300 for your household on top of your normal payment from November 2022.
If you were to qualify for all of these payments together with the £400 energy rebate the total amount of support you would receive would be £1,650.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/money/full-list-disability-benefits-qualify-27170141 Full list of disability benefits that qualify you for a £150 payment - including PIP