More cost of living payments of up to £1,350 to be paid after 5 April - here's what you need to know
Millions of struggling households will receive additional 'cost of living' payments in 2023 and 2024, with the first set of cash to be paid after 6 April, the Government has today confirmed.
3 January 2023
£150 cost of living disability payment STILL delayed for some, Government admits - though most have now been paid
Additional £150 cost-of-living payments for those with disabilities were due to start on 20 September, but over six weeks later some people are still waiting to be paid. The Government insists the vast majority of the six million due the payment have received it and has said that those still waiting should be paid by the end of this week (by 14 November).
7 November 2022
Are you one of six million people claiming disability benefits? You should get your £150 cost of living payment from today
Six million disabled people will receive their additional £150 one-off cost of living payment from today (20 September), the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has confirmed.
20 September 2022
Open letter urges Government to increase disability benefits and widen eligibility criteria to prevent 'devastating humanitarian crisis'
Disability campaign groups have written an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling for her to increase disability benefits, and their eligibly criteria, in a bid to prevent a "devastating humanitarian crisis".
15 September 2022
Government trials online personal independence payment appeals - check if you're eligible
Claimants of the personal independence payment will be able to submit appeals online as part of a Government trial
29 May 2018
Disabled consumers to get a stronger voice with new business champions
Disabled customers and employees are to be given a voice to promote change and trigger improvements in various sectors
21 February 2017
Have you been missing out on tax credits for your disabled child? You could be owed £1,000s
Thousands of households entitled to refund from the Government after missing out on tax credits for disabled children
28 November 2016
Guest comment: MoneySaving tips for people facing the extra costs of disability
Members of charity Scope's online community share their MoneySaving tips for cutting the extra costs of disability
23 June 2015
Guest comment: Why pay more because you're disabled?
Emma Sterland from charity Scope's online community, says there are plenty of ways disabled people can cut costs
30 October 2014
Welfare reforms 'to hit disabled'
Around 500,000 disabled people are expected to lose out when the Disability Living Allowance is scrapped, says a report
22 October 2012
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