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    Christmas bonus

    I seem to be on contribution based ESA but I haven't received my Christmas bonus. My award letter says:"the payment of ESA is based on your NIC records and any additional amounts the law says you need to live on." Further down they mention an income related amount. I assumed I was on both CB and IB, but as I say no Christmas bonus. Does anyone know why?

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    Senior Member nukecad's Avatar
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    Sometimes they forget to pay it to some, sometimes it's late, sometimes they pay it twice.

    Double check your bank statements for Nov/Dec and if it's not there phone them and ask why not.
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    Thanks for your reply Nukecad, will do. Anyway, hope you had a nice Christmas and best wishes for the new year.

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    Unless your getting UC..
    Some bright spark (Piece of ****) at the DWP has decided that the shiny new UC recipients don't deserve even a small christmas pudding.

    https://www.gov.uk/christmas-bonus/eligibility


    https://inews.co.uk/inews-lifestyle/...yment-stopped/

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    Senior Member nukecad's Avatar
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    I've seen those reports, and they are ridiculous. (UC scaremongering).

    UC is an Income Related benefit - You don't get the xmas bonus with any IR benefits - So UC has not 'scrapped' it at all.

    If you get a non-income related benefit (IB, CBESA, DLA/PIP, etc. - the full list is in your first link) then you still get the xmas bonus, just as you always have.

    I first came across this nonsense on Rightsnet.
    The advisors there are also amazed that this misinformation is being spread in the mainstream press, seemingly without anyone checking.
    https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/...50/P120/#64700
    Last edited by nukecad; 12-30-2018 at 01:53 PM.
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    Yes I only get PIP so qualified for the £10 Xmas bonus - I think that has been spent several times over! I guess it's the thought that counts!

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