Disability and cost of living.

Sncjw
Sncjw Posts: 3,508 Forumite
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I am for one pleased with the announcements from rishi especially in relation to disability benefits. Why?

Because many a time I can't get help with things because of only being on pip. The warm home discount doesn't allow me to be eligible as you need another form of benefit to qualify or low income. 

So in pleased they are vieweing at a separate benefit and many working people get this and need help .
Mortgage free wannabe 

Actual mortgage stating amount £75,150

Overpayment start date 1/3/23.

Starting balance £66,565.45

Current balance £63,787.16

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  • I can see people who are on disability allowance getting an additional payment but people on PIP can’t see anything ? Is it the same ?
  • MattMattMattUK
    MattMattMattUK Posts: 8,657 Forumite
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    edited 26 May 2022 at 6:38PM
    I can see people who are on disability allowance getting an additional payment but people on PIP can’t see anything ? Is it the same ?
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cost-of-living-support/cost-of-living-support-factsheet-26-may-2022

    £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment
    Around six million people across the UK who receive the following disability benefits will receive a one-off payment of £150 in September:
    Disability Living Allowance
    Personal Independence Payment
    Attendance Allowance
    Scottish Disability Benefits
    Armed Forces Independence Payment
    Constant Attendance Allowance
    War Pension Mobility Supplement
    We know people with disabilities may face a wide range of additional costs, such as specialist equipment, specialist food, and increased transport costs, and this payment will help with these costs as they are likely to have increased. Claimants must be in receipt of, or have begun an eventually successful claim for, one of these benefits as of 25th May 2022 to be eligible for this additional payment.
    For the many disability benefit recipients who receive means tested benefits, this £150 will come on top of the £650 they will receive separately.
    These payments will be exempt from tax, will not count towards the benefit cap, and will not have any impact on existing benefit awards.
    The government will make these payments directly to eligible people across the UK.
  • Thanks Matt , much appreciated .
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