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Nearly 110,000 in Derbyshire to get £150 disability cost of living payment this month

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Nearly 110,000 people in Derbyshire are set to receive the £150 disability payment from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The money is part of a package of cost of living support valued at £37 billion by the government.

About six million people across the UK are eligible for the money, which is only available to those in receipt of disability benefits. The payment is intended to help some of the most vulnerable households in the country in their efforts to deal with soaring bills and prices.

Among the other measures included in the cost of living support package are the £650 cost of living payment for people on certain means-tested benefits and a £300 payment for pensioners getting the winter fuel payment. Every household will get a £400 energy rebate, issued in six monthly instalments from October.

READ MORE: DWP urges elderly to take up extra £3,300 income boost

You must have received one of the qualifying benefits by May 25 this year to be eligible for the £150 disability cost of living payment. The qualifying benefits are as follows:

  • Attendance Allowance

  • Constant Attendance Allowance

  • Personal Independence Payment

  • Disability Living Allowance (for adults and children)

  • Armed Forces Independence Payment

  • War Pension Mobility Supplement

  • Scottish Disability Payment (for adults and children)

A total of 109,900 people in Derbyshire are set to receive the disability cost of living payment. Here’s a full breakdown of how many people are eligible for it in each Derbyshire constituency:

  • Amber Valley – 10,200

  • Bolsover – 13,700

  • Chesterfield – 12,200

  • Derby North – 10,200

  • Derby South – 13,000

  • Derbyshire Dales – 6,300

  • Erewash – 9,700

  • High Peak – 8,200

  • Mid Derbyshire – 7,000

  • North East Derbyshire – 10,400

  • South Derbyshire – 9,000

According to the DWP, the £150 disability cost of living payment will be issued from September 20. Most of those entitled to the money will receive it by the start of October, the DWP says.

The government is under mounting pressure to do more to help struggling households. Ofgem’s energy price cap will rise to £3,549 a year from October 1, while one forecast warned recently that it would hit £7,700 from next April.

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