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Hi, my name is jsmercado91! Am I entitled to the cost of living payment?

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jsmercado91
jsmercado91 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi basically me and my ex had a joint claim but when we split up we both made them separate claims and my first payment wasn't assessment period that ended in the period 26 April 2022 to 25 May 2022." But ive been on uc for around 3 years now So does that mean I'm not entitled to the cost of living payment 

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  • jsmercado91
    jsmercado91 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Can anyone help me please. Thank you
  • Sue_Alumni
    Sue_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 485 Pioneering
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    Good afternoon @jsmercado91
    Unfortunately I think this is correct.  Are you paid 4 weekly as opposed to monthly ? If so, the assessment period used by the government to calculate the low income cost of living payment coincided with a month when your UC claim was based on five weeks pay and so you had a nil claim for  this particular period.   


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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,135 Disability Gamechanger
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    Sue_Scope said:
    Good afternoon @jsmercado91
    Unfortunately I think this is correct.  Are you paid 4 weekly as opposed to monthly ? If so, the assessment period used by the government to calculate the low income cost of living payment coincided with a month when your UC claim was based on five weeks pay and so you had a nil claim for  this particular period.   



    You've misread the question. I don't see that their UC was reduced to zero for the assessment period in question.
    Hi basically me and my ex had a joint claim but when we split up we both made them separate claims and my first payment wasn't assessment period that ended in the period 26 April 2022 to 25 May 2022." But ive been on uc for around 3 years now So does that mean I'm not entitled to the cost of living payment 

    If you had a joint claim for that assessment period and you received a payment then the CoL payment will be paid into the account that was used for that claim and you will need to share that money. You will not be entitled to the first payment for yourself.
    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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