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Paid 4 Weekly - Am I Entitled To COL Payment?

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gjs95
gjs95 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi all, 

I understand for the 2nd cost of living payment, it says you must be found to be entitled to a payment of UC for an assessment period that ended 26th August - 25th September. 

I'm paid 4 weekly. 

My assessment period was August 15th - September 14th, in which I was awarded £117.00. I was paid my actual wages on September 22nd. 

My next assessment period was September 15th - October 15th, and I was awarded £0.00. My wages were paid to me on October 20th. 

Am I actually entitled to the COL payment or not?

I can't quite work it out and UC/DWP won't answer, they just refer me back to the generic website info. 

Technically I was entitled to a payment that ended in the assessment period of 26th August - 25th September, but I can't work out if the second award during that period which was nil, wipes out my previous entitlement. 

Hope that makes sense! 

Thanks in advance for any advice 


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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,978 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2022
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    The criteria is received a payment of UC for "an assessment period that ended between 26th Aug and 25th Sept."
    gjs95 said:

    My assessment period was August 15th - September 14th, in which I was awarded £117.00. I was paid my actual wages on September 22nd.


    This assessment period is the qualifying one so you will be entitled to the £324. Paid between 8th and 23rd 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.

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