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TOPIC: DWP stops Christmas Bonus payment to benefits claimants under Universal Credit

DWP stops Christmas Bonus payment to benefits claimants under Universal Credit 05 Dec 2018 10:04 #11819

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Claimants receiving certain benefits on the previous system were given £10 in December to help with Christmas costs

The £10 bonus was designed to help claimants with Christmas costs The DWP said recipients had not been informed of the change Benefits claimants who are used to receiving a one-off Christmas Bonus are no longer entitled to the additional money when they are moved onto Universal Credit. The Christmas Bonus is a one-off, tax-free £10 payment made to people on certain benefits in the first week of December. It is designed to help those receiving benefits to cover the extra costs of Christmas.

The payment is made to anyone who recieves one of 19 different types of benefits, including Personal Independence Payments, Disability Living Allowance, or those receiving a state pension. But the one-off December payment is not made to people on Universal Credit, the Department for Work and Pensions has confirmed.

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DWP stops Christmas Bonus payment to benefits claimants under Universal Credit 05 Dec 2018 11:54 #11823

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DWP stops Christmas Bonus payment to benefits claimants under Universal Credit 05 Dec 2018 12:06 #11824

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they are determined to steal Christmas from as many people as possible


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DWP stops Christmas Bonus payment to benefits claimants under Universal Credit 05 Dec 2018 12:47 #11826

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ESA claimants don`t get this £10 bonus, only those claiming PIP and other similar benefits. I think it should be paid to ALL UC claimants because lets face it, the standard UC payment (similar to the old JSA amount of £73.10p a week paid x 4 a month) isn`t exactly a fortune, yet government pay this `extra` tenner to those who could be getting over £200 a WEEK? Doesn`t really make sense to me. Surely a `bonus` payment (for as long as it exists) should be given to those on the LOWEST benefits? That would include those on LCW under UC especially NEW LCW claimants because they lose out on the £29 a week previously paid on ESA a week and for all UC standard rate claimants. We know it`s all a balls up though and will not happen because it makes sense.
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DWP stops Christmas Bonus payment to benefits claimants under Universal Credit 05 Dec 2018 12:50 #11827

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I cant fault your logic COD but since when did torys ever apply logic to there dealing with the welfare state
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DWP stops Christmas Bonus payment to benefits claimants under Universal Credit 05 Dec 2018 12:59 #11829

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I take your point my honorable friend....as they say in the house! :P
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DWP stops Christmas Bonus payment to benefits claimants under Universal Credit 05 Dec 2018 22:56 #11849

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Yes their all heart are the Tories. :whistle: :evil:

"The £10 bonus was designed to help claimants with Christmas costs" Was this for andrex toilet roll. :whistle:
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