A TOTAL of 93,800 families across the district will get a cash payment from July to ease cost of living pressures.

After ministers confirmed that initial payments would begin from July 14, the Department for Work and Pensions has now revealed how many people will receive the new financial support.

In addition, the Department has also revealed that the disability top-up will land in bank accounts in September, with 52,500 people eligible for the £150 payment across Bradford.

Nationally the figures show that nearly one in four families will receive the means-tested benefit cost of living payment, whilst nearly one in ten of the population will get the £150 disability top-up.

The first cost of living instalment will see millions of low-income households initially £326 better off as the Government supports those who are most vulnerable to rising costs.

The second instalment of £324 will be sent to qualifying low-income households from the Autumn.

Support also includes a separate £300 payment for pensioners, on top of £400 for all households to help with energy bills, and an extra £150 for properties in Council Tax bands A to D.

It means that millions of the lowest-income households will receive at least £1,200 in support this year.

Keep up to date with all the latest news on our website, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For all the top news updates from right across the region straight to your inbox, sign up to our newsletter here.

Have you got a story for us? Contact our newsdesk on newsdesk@telegraphandargus.co.uk