Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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COL £150 and cold weather payment

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raj123
raj123 Community member Posts: 23 Connected
Hello.

I got a phone call today telling me I have been awarded pip. I called to make my claim on 9th September and never had an assessment which is odd but I'm not complaining. I dont know what I have been awarded yet but I am wondering if I'll get the second £150 disability cost of living payment?

I also have LCWRA and in my area it has been triggered this week but I dont know if I'll get the £25 because I am still registered as being self employed with UC even though I haven't been earring anything for months, does anyone know if I'll be entitled to it?

Thanks so much!

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,110 Disability Gamechanger
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    As your claim for PIP didn't start until 9th September you will not be entitled to the £150 because you need to have claimed no later than 25th May to be entitled.
    If you live in England or Wales then because you haven't received any earnings then you will be entitled to the cold weather payment and it will automatically be paid to you.


    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.
  • raj123
    raj123 Community member Posts: 23 Connected
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    Thanks so much :)
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    You are welcome @raj123. It is the very least you deserve.

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you. We are all here for you and listening to you  :)
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