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    Christmas Bonus

    Hello,

    So this morning the letter box rattled, and I found a nasty brown envelope!

    Well I was momentarily freaked out, on opening I realised it was just notifying me of the amazing Christmas bonus, after imaging all the lovely things I could buy for Christmas I realised that it's only the beginning of November, so be aware you might get a notification early so don't freak out at the sight of the stinking brown envelope on the mat.

    And on the same subject why does it refer to a "change in circumstances" and threaten Work focused interviews! Have they sank so low they feel the need to scare claiments?

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    And on the same subject why does it refer to a "change in circumstances" and threaten Work focused interviews! Have they sank so low they feel the need to scare claiments?
    That does seem to be their focus now - and they do appear to be concentrating on claimants they have left alone for some years.

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    Thanks for making us aware they have started sending those letters out!

    I'm waiting for my ESA reassessment appointment as well as that letter now..

    I might be able to buy myself something nice for my birthday with my Christmas bonus...! ??

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    Lol be sure to spend the £10 bonus wisely lol lol

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    £10 equals one turkey leg and a stuffing ball. Cheers DWP
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    So funny lol we spend more than a tenner a year ringing them !!!

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    Remember that the Christmas Bonus is only paid with Contribution Based benefits.

    If your ESA is Income Related then you won't get one at all.
    (Unless you also have PIP/DLA or one of the other qualifying benefits).
    https://www.gov.uk/christmas-bonus/eligibility

    Oh, and if you do get more than one qualifying benefit, you still only get one £10.
    Partners who both qualify do get one each though.
    I don't know everything. - But I'm good at searching for, and finding, stuff.

    Migration from ESA to Universal Credit- Click here for information.

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    Whoopie, i will start arranging a big party now
    Anything expressed is my opinion only and is offered in good faith. It is either from my own experiance or what I have learned on my journey. Take it for what it is or leave it alone. With best wishes D.

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    David lol...i am not sure what to spend mine on ? maybe i'll buy a box of crackers for christmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swizzle View Post
    David lol...i am not sure what to spend mine on ? maybe i'll buy a box of crackers for christmas
    Luxury crackers are a tenner a box too, even in supermarkets.

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