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sam12
sam12 Posts: 1,338 Pioneering
Low pip i not had my Christmas bonus has anyone had there's 
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  • Fight4Justice
    Fight4Justice Community member Posts: 63 Pioneering
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    Yes, I received £10 on the 7th of December.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    No, not yet.
    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.
  • Matilda
    Matilda Community member Posts: 2,593 Disability Gamechanger
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    Don't think I've had mine. Maybe on Monday 10 Dec when next pension payment is due.
  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Disability Gamechanger
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    How old do you have to be to get this and what benefit do you have to be receiving?

    My wife had hers last week and she is 75 and claims the highest rate of Attendance Allowance.
    I (70) get no disability benefits and lost our Pension Credit earlier this year.

  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Disability Gamechanger
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    weaver said:
    hi @Yadnad, I  think you should find all the information you need on website below as I just checked to see if I was entitled. However feel free to correct me anyone if I am wrong. ?
    https://www.gov.uk/christmas-bonus/eligibility
    Based on that info I should be getting it also and certainly since my 65th birthday in 2013.

    Time for a strongly worded letter of complaint requesting the current payment and £50 to cover the past 5 years!

    Thanks for the advice.
  • Tardis
    Tardis Community member Posts: 214 Pioneering
    edited December 2018
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    @Yadnad; Are you sure you haven't had it?  I can't believe you haven't checked all your accounts forensically.
  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Yadnad

    Yes I received my £10 bonus on 11 /11/18.

    Please please let me know if I can help you with anything???????
  • exdvr
    exdvr Community member Posts: 331 Pioneering
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    Yes, I got mine last week, plus my winter fuel allowance a few days before that;

    Best wishes.

    DLTBGYD

  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2018
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    Tardis said:
    @Yadnad; Are you sure you haven't had it?  I can't believe you haven't checked all your accounts forensically.
    Nope just been through the past 3 years worth of statements and it does not appear. I didn't give it a moment's notice assuming that the £10 my wife has been receiving was for both of us.
  • Tardis
    Tardis Community member Posts: 214 Pioneering
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    No, you should definitely be getting it yourself.  It wouldn't usually appear as a separate payment.  Just added on to a December payment.  I am surprised you've let that one slip through the net all this time!   
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    Tardis said:
    No, you should definitely be getting it yourself.  It wouldn't usually appear as a separate payment.  Just added on to a December payment.  I am surprised you've let that one slip through the net all this time!   
    Mine is always paid separately and so was my daughters 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.
  • Tardis
    Tardis Community member Posts: 214 Pioneering
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    I'm going to have to check now!  I was probably talking nonsense!
  • Yadnad
    Yadnad Posts: 2,856 Disability Gamechanger
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    Tardis said:
    No, you should definitely be getting it yourself.  It wouldn't usually appear as a separate payment.  Just added on to a December payment.  I am surprised you've let that one slip through the net all this time!   
    Well if it was added to my PIP or the Pension Credit in previous years I would not have noticed. It's not such an amount that would stand out. But why then does my wife get hers paid separately?

  • sam12
    sam12 Posts: 1,338 Pioneering
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    I have to ring them about it
  • sam12
    sam12 Posts: 1,338 Pioneering
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    Mad not getting my 10 quid i chase it up
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    sam12 said:
    Mad not getting my 10 quid i chase it up
    It's only the 9th December and you could receive the £10 anytime in December.
    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.
  • Firefly123
    Firefly123 Community member Posts: 530 Pioneering
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    Two of my 3 has got theirs one over a week ago and the other yesterday and yes it paid separately from their DLA and Pip and I get a letter informing me it's their Christmas bonus 
  • Tardis
    Tardis Community member Posts: 214 Pioneering
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    I just checked ours.  Last year it was added to the normal payments of DLA and Carers.  This year my Carers payment is added on, but my younger child's PIP bonus came separately.  So, could be either way!
  • gerrys6
    gerrys6 Community member Posts: 177 Courageous
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    I just received my 10 pound bonus seperately and I don’t get my p I p until the 1 st jan 2019 don’t understand why it wasn’t added on top of that payment which I’m assuming I’ll get on the 31st my daughters d l a was added onto hers on 8 th December why was mine not how very baffling 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    gerrys6 said:
    I just received my 10 pound bonus seperately and I don’t get my p I p until the 1 st jan 2019 don’t understand why it wasn’t added on top of that payment which I’m assuming I’ll get on the 31st my daughters d l a was added onto hers on 8 th December why was mine not how very baffling 
    I wouldn't worry because you've received it now.
    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.
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