PIP: Britons could receive up to £2,000 in one-off payments – what you may be able to get

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PIP: Britons could receive up to £2,000 in one-off payments – what you may be able to get

As the Government attempts to ease the impact of the cost of living crisis, there are many schemes available that claimants may be eligible for so

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As the Government attempts to ease the impact of the cost of living crisis, there are many schemes available that claimants may be eligible for so it’s worth checking. As the cost of crisis continues and bills soar, any extra cash could be vital for families on low incomes who are feeling the financial squeeze.

PIP can help with extra living costs if someone has both:

  • A long-term physical or mental health condition or disability
  • Difficulty doing certain everyday tasks or getting around because of their condition

Britons can claim PIP for a variety of health conditions such as anxiety, depression, mood disorders or stress, as well as musculoskeletal, neurological or respiratory diseases.

More details around who is eligible for PIP can be found on the Government website.

Many PIP claimants, who have health problems or disabilities that affect their daily lives and mobility, are set to receive at least £700 in Government support but more can be claimed.

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£150 Disability Cost of Living Payment

The single lump sum payment will go to those who get any of the following:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance for adults
  • Disability Living Allowance for children
  • Personal Independence Payment
  • Adult Disability Payment (in Scotland)
  • Child Disability Payment (in Scotland)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • War Pension Mobility Supplement

In order to get the £150, claimants must have been eligible for one of the above benefits on May 25, 2022.

£150 Council Tax Rebate

This rebate will go to each household in council tax bands A to D to help with energy bills.

£400 Energy Bills Support Scheme
All households with a domestic electricity meter will get the cash over a six-month period from October, while direct debit and credit customers will see it credited to their energy account.

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£650 Cost of Living Payment

Anyone who gets one of five qualifying means-tested benefits will be eligible for this £650.

People should get two lump sums of £326 and £324 from the DWP if they’re getting any of the following:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income Support
  • Pension Credit

£200 from £1.5billion Household Support Fund

The Household Support Fund is given by the Government to be distributed to local authorities who decide how to hand out the cash to people in their local area so the amount may vary.

DWP guidance says the cash can be used to help with food, utility bills, household essentials and other costs.

The Government says it will issue guidance to councils “to ensure support is targeted towards those most in need of support, including those not eligible for the Cost of Living Payments”. Claimants should check with their local council or welfare organisation to see if they qualify for help.

£150 via £144million Discretionary Fund

The Government has said vulnerable people or those on low incomes could be eligible for a £144million discretionary fund to be distributed by local councils.

The guidance said this could include households living in property valued in bands E to H that are on income related benefits or those where the bill-payers are not liable for council tax.

The amount that each council could give might vary so Britons are urged to check.

All the payments above amount to around £2,000. Most people on PIP should get the first three payments on the list, a total of £700.

Depending on circumstances, they could get more and Britons can check the other options to see if they may be eligible.

People can check what state support they may be missing by using a benefits calculator on the government website.



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