Extra cost of living help for people on disability benefits.

The Government’s £150 Disability Cost of Living payments will begin to be paid from June 20.

Payments will be made automatically over two-week period between 20 June and 4 July 2023.

Anyone in receipt of certain disability benefits on 1 April 2023 is entitled and will receive the payment.

The one-off payments, issued by the Department for Work and Pensions throughout a two-week window, will help disabled people with the extra costs they face.

As the payment is made automatically, those eligible for the support do not need to take any action. The payment reference on bank statements will appear as the individual’s National Insurance number followed by “DWP COL”.

The full list of benefit recipients that qualify for the Disability Cost of Living Payment between 20 June and 4 July are those who receive any of the following:

  • 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

A small number of payments will be made after 4 July, where claimants were still awaiting confirmation of their eligibility or entitlement to qualifying disability benefits on 1 April.

This new payment is in addition to the £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment that was paid last September. Pensioners will also receive a further £300 payment later this year and people on eligible means-tested benefits will be paid up to two more Cost of Living payments through to next Spring totalling £900.

From the government press release.

If you need any help with these payments just call us on 0808 2787802, 9am to 4pm, or 0161 850 5053 6pm to 9pm.


Tom Togher

June 22, 2023.