6 million people will receive £150 towards living costs of £150 . from Tuesday


about six million people will receive a one-off payment of £150 towards living expenses as of Tuesday.

Those who receive qualifying disability benefits will be paid automatically from September 20.

The vast majority of those eligible are expected to receive their one-off payment in early October, the UK government said.

People with disabilities often face higher related costs, such as healthcare and mobility needs.

Those who may be eligible for the payment include people receiving the Disability Allowance, Personal Independence Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Scottish Disability Benefits (Adult Disability Benefit and Child Disability Allowance), Armed Forces Independence Payment, Constant Attendance Allowance or the Mobility for War Pension Supplement.

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The payments are part of a package of support to households as costs skyrocket.

More than eight million eligible households on means-tested benefits received the first of two automatic £326 living expenses from 14 July. The second means-tested payment of £324 will be paid later this year.

From 1 October 2022, a new energy price guarantee means that an average household will not pay more than € 2,500 per year on its energy bill over the next two years.

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News of the new guarantee was immediately overshadowed by the Queen’s passing, leaving some questions about the outstanding support.

Further details on measures to help households and businesses are expected this week.

People are also urged to be on the lookout for scammers targeting people who expect to be reimbursed for living expenses.

Payments are automatic, so people should watch out for text messages and emails from fraudsters asking for their personal information.

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More information on UK Government cost of living is available at helpforhouseholds.campaign.gov.uk.



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