The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) states it stays on the right track to deliver one off £150 cost-of-living payments to almost all qualified people with disabilities because of the beginning of October.
Consumer champ Martin Lewis states that people ought to be held well-informed about precisely once they can get cash to struck their particular lender reports.
Around six million people tend to be because of to obtain a £150 impairment cost-of-living repayment.
The DWP formerly stated people would begin getting payments from Tuesday recently – and therefore almost all those suitable are required to obtain their particular one off repayment because of the beginning of October.
The DWP stated on Thursday it nonetheless wants this to end up being the situation, with much more payments anticipated to be sent a few weeks than recently. It stated an “operational issue” suggested less payments had been sent recently.
MoneySavingExpert.com president Mr Lewis stated: “A few days before the then chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his energy package back in May, he called me to get some rough feedback on what he had planned.
“In that conversation I raised the need for specific help for people with disabilities, many of whom by necessity have far increased energy usage. On the back of that he agreed to do something, though caveated that it wouldn’t be much as it was interlinked with the £650 payment for those on benefits.
“I believe that is when the £150 payment was born. It’s not a huge amount, but for many struggling, everything counts right now.
“That was four months ago. Many people have been eagerly, needily, waiting for it.
“We were told the payments would start on Tuesday. Yet when I asked on social media yesterday, among thousands of responses, not a soul had received it. Of course the promise is it will be paid by October, so that hasn’t been breached.
“Yet for people in a desperate situation, expectation management is crucial and so I’d call on DWP to give better information on exactly when people can expect the money in their bank account.”
Payments is automated, therefore people should look out for texts and e-mails from fraudsters seeking their particular personal statistics.