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river123river123 Member Posts: 85 Connected
Hi I’ve been getting pip for a few months now but today I have recieved a payment of £10.. does anyone know why this could be? 

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  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 956 Pioneering
    Might be the Xmas bonus lol wooo I haven’t got mines I don’t think I thought it would of come with the usual payment or is it just a random 10 pound they just put in @poppy123456  would know
  • vikingqueenvikingqueen Member Posts: 467 Pioneering
       It is your Christmas bonus, don't spend it all at once
  • river123river123 Member Posts: 85 Connected
    Oh lol I never knew there was a Christmas bonus 🙈
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 956 Pioneering
    Yeh there’s a Xmas bonus not sure if I got mines I’ll check does every one get one on the same day 
  • river123river123 Member Posts: 85 Connected
    @cupcake88 I’m not sure as I never knew there was one. I’m not due my pip until 2 weeks today this has just been a separate payment
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 956 Pioneering
    Yay I got mines yesterday . 
  • cupcake88cupcake88 Member Posts: 956 Pioneering
    I just checked 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes the Xmas bonus that's been out since the early 1970's that has never increased lol. Indeed, don't spend it all at once. My daughter had her's today but i haven't had mine yet. It's usually automatically paid to those that are eligible and can be anytime from now.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,522 Disability Gamechanger
    As above its the xmas bonus introduced in 1973 at £10 a year, had it increased with inflation it would be about £140 now.
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • BumblesBumbles Member Posts: 25 Listener
    Still waiting for mine to appear.
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,443 Disability Gamechanger
    Got mine yesterday too.  Didn't get one last year (on ESA alone) so not sure what happened to it!  Previously it came within the ESA payment.  This year it came alone under the 'PIP' title.  Not sure if they've changed the process or if some of you will still get it in different ways.
  • BumblesBumbles Member Posts: 25 Listener
    It does seem a random payment, my wife who is my carer and on carers allowance should get the extra £10 for some reason missed out on it last year, so we will see what happens in the next week or so.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,100 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes the Xmas bonus that's been out since the early 1970's that has never increased lol. Indeed, don't spend it all at once. My daughter had her's today but i haven't had mine yet. It's usually automatically paid to those that are eligible and can be anytime from now.
    If anyone is interested here is roughly how much the bonus could be today if it had gone up every year. That said I’m still grateful for mine and it couldn’t have come at a better time as I currently have £12 in my current account.


  • BumblesBumbles Member Posts: 25 Listener
    Has anyone still not had their xmas bonus payment yet? I get pip, esa and my wife gets carers allowance we have not had ours as of yet.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Bumbles said:
    Has anyone still not had their xmas bonus payment yet? I get pip, esa and my wife gets carers allowance we have not had ours as of yet.

    There will be a lot of people still not had it and i'm one of them, although my daughter had her's last week. There's plenty of time to receive it still. Just so that you're aware, it's not always paid separately, sometimes it's added to an existing benefit payment, especially as you're claiming ESA.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • BumblesBumbles Member Posts: 25 Listener
    Hi Poppy,
    thank you for getting back to me so quickly, it’s nice to know I’m not alone in still waiting.

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