Disability payments delayed ahead of Christmas with many left waiting for their money - here's what we know
Some claiming Personal Independence Payments (PIP) say they have yet to receive their payments for this month, leaving many struggling for cash ahead of Christmas. The disability payments were due to be paid today (5 December).
6 December 2022
£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
Almost all eligible households have received their first cost of living payment - if you haven't, here's what you need to know
Over seven million of the UK's poorest households have now received the first half of their £650 cost of living payment. Here's all you need to know on whether you're eligible for the cash and when you'll get it.
3 August 2022
Warning: Three cost of living scams to watch out for as fraudsters try to exploit the crisis
Official Government support payments are usually automatic, so if you get a request for information out of the blue via text, email, or phone call – be wary.
14 July 2022
Millions of households to start receiving their first cost of living payment TODAY - but there could be delays for some
Millions of the UK's poorest households will start to receive the first half of their £650 cost of living payment from next week. But be warned, there is a possibility some payments could be delayed. Here's what you need to know.
14 July 2022
Hundreds of thousands more women found to have been underpaid their state pension - here's how to check if you're owed money
Hundreds of thousands more retirees, mainly women, have been found to have been underpaid their state pension, with the collective shortfall running to £1.5 billion, according to new Government figures. Here's how to check if you've been affected.
8 July 2022
More than 2.5 million people to be moved onto universal credit from today, leaving 900,000 worse off - here's all you need to know
More than 2.5 million people on legacy benefits will start to be moved over to universal credit from today in an automatic process that was previously halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Government's own figures show that the move could leave 900,000 people worse off – though many others will see their circumstances improved. Here's all you need to know.
9 May 2022
Get tax credits or child benefit paid into a Post Office card account? Set up an alternative account now or your payments will stop
Around 6,600 people who get tax credits, child benefit or guardian's allowance paid into a Post Office card account need to take action urgently as HMRC will stop making payments into these accounts after 5 April.
28 March 2022
People rejected for disability benefits should appeal after DWP admits wrongly denying 80,000 people their money - here's how
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has admitted that it wrongly denied eligible people their disabled benefits. Almost 80,000 people managed their Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decision overturned after it was originally rejected.
24 February 2022
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