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Has anyone received their Cost of living payment?

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ella1992
ella1992 Community member Posts: 209 Courageous
edited November 2023 in Cost of living
Has anybody had there cost of living payment today and if not can u see it pending in ur bank yet 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,012 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes, i had mine this morning. My daughter hasn't had hers yet, even though i'm her appointee and her money is paid into my bank account. Please don't worry, you will receive it but it can be anytime up to 19th November.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • BrettW
    BrettW Community member Posts: 698 Pioneering
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    Never get mine on day 1 it always comes into my bank around day 4 so I'm expecting it around Friday
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,226 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hope your payments show up soon :)

    As Poppy mentioned above, try not to worry too much if you haven't received it yet. It's only the first possible payment day today and it should come in over the next few weeks. 
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  • ella1992
    ella1992 Community member Posts: 209 Courageous
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  • scape1960
    scape1960 Community member Posts: 75 Connected
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    Can I ask what is this Cost of Living payment. I’ve never heard anything, how much is it and who gets it? Thanks!
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,012 Disability Gamechanger
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    scape1960 said:
    Can I ask what is this Cost of Living payment. I’ve never heard anything, how much is it and who gets it? Thanks!

    It's extra money from the Government to help with the cost of living increases. To be entitled you must be claiming a qualifying means tested benefit. I note from a previous thread that you're now claiming your State Pension. If you claim Pension Credit you will be entitled to this payment of £300 due anytime up until 19th November. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/cost-of-living-payment#low-income-benefits-and-tax-credits-cost-of-living-payment-eligibility

    There was also another payment of £301 back in April/May of this year and 2 last year.


    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • scape1960
    scape1960 Community member Posts: 75 Connected
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    Thanks Poppy, just to let you know that I haven’t reached State Pension age yet, so unsure as to how that was on my thread. I don’t have any other benefits either (apart from being in the LCWRA group, so that counts me out for Cost of Living payment payment. Once again, many thanks for your knowledge and support!
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,012 Disability Gamechanger
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    scape1960 said:
    Thanks Poppy, just to let you know that I haven’t reached State Pension age yet, so unsure as to how that was on my thread. I don’t have any other benefits either (apart from being in the LCWRA group, so that counts me out for Cost of Living payment payment. Once again, many thanks for your knowledge and support!

    Very strange as that was a thread posted in your name, unless someone else was posting on your account.

    LCWRA is part of Universal Credit. If you were entitled to a payment of UC for an assessment period that ended between 18th Aug and 17th September then you'll be entitled to the £300. How long have you been claiming UC for?
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,158 Disability Gamechanger
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    Also puzzled; it looks like you reached pension age in 2020, as it seems like you said, ''as my state pension starts officially 29th of October'' in this thread: https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/comment/340060#Comment_340060

  • ella1992
    ella1992 Community member Posts: 209 Courageous
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    I got mine this morning 
  • Qasimo
    Qasimo Community member Posts: 160 Courageous
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    If eligible just wait I ain't got mine yet even though I'm eligible I didn't get 1st COL as I applied UC late anyway no matter.. so obviously I'm getting 2nd COL as I got paid between those date.. just gotta wait.. come on hurry up 😆 my 5 years old want a phone for her birthday I made promise.. oh no 😢 18th hopefully get it before that...
    No tagging allowed.. ask questions and wait for respond..
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,012 Disability Gamechanger
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    Qasimo said:
    obviously I'm getting 2nd COL as I got paid between those date..

    As it's UC you're claiming then being paid between 18th August and 17th September, isn't the criteria. The criteria is that you must have been entitled to a payment of UC for an assessment period that ended between those dates. Please see link above for confirmation.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • 2oldcodgers
    2oldcodgers Posts: 743 Connected
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    And received mine this morning too.

  • IMStruggling
    IMStruggling Community member Posts: 26 Connected
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    Yes, to my surprise it actually came on the first day.
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