More than six million disabled people across the UK are set to receive a £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment from today.
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.
It comes as part of a wider package of Cost of Living support worth up to £1,350 to the most vulnerable households, underlining the Government’s commitment to supporting these those most in need.
The Government is also working hard to ease cost of living pressures by working towards the goal of halving inflation, which will lay the foundation for the long-term growth needed to improve living standards for everyone.
Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Mel Stride MP, said:
"We recognise that some of the most vulnerable UK households continue to face cost of living pressures, in particular those who are disabled.
Our commitment to halving inflation and ultimately getting it back to the 2% target will relieve a lot of financial pressure for us all, but this extra support will help over six million disabled people right now as we work towards that goal".