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    Christmas Bonus

    Hi everyone.

    I just want to start by apologising incase my question has been asked before.

    Just wanting to know if you are entitled to a Christmas bonus if you are receiving Contribution Based ESA.

    I have just been told by my friend that you are, but i NEVER got one when i was on contribution based IB and i haven't received a letter of any kind yet saying im going to get one this year.

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    Never heard of such a thing. But I'm no expert.
    Cold weather payments yes.
    The good thing about this site is that there are no trolls or argy bargy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galeforce81 View Post
    Hi everyone.

    I just want to start by apologising incase my question has been asked before.

    Just wanting to know if you are entitled to a Christmas bonus if you are receiving Contribution Based ESA.

    I have just been told by my friend that you are, but i NEVER got one when i was on contribution based IB and i haven't received a letter of any kind yet saying im going to get one this year.

    Hi there

    Well i have been receiving the £10 bonus for many years now, but did wonder if this would be stopping to save our wonderful Government more money?

    I was in full time employment before i became ill i would still think everyone is intitled to it, but like you i haven't had the letter stating this either?

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    I got it for 19 years while in contribution based IB and have been told it will be in my bank today however i do get both contribution based and income based ESA support group . My wife only gets DLA but she got he xmas tenner . Regarding cold weather payments the one where it has to average zero for 7 days in a row i was told you have to be on some sort of income based/means tested benefit to get it

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    Here's the link for entitlement https://www.gov.uk/christmas-bonus/overview hope it's of some help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornwall View Post
    Here's the link for entitlement https://www.gov.uk/christmas-bonus/overview hope it's of some help.
    posted that hours ago ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by davewhit View Post
    posted that hours ago ;-)
    Lol, I haven't woken up yet

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    Got mine paid first week in December. Was added onto ESA payment so wasn't a seperate payment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seriouslyfedup View Post
    Got mine paid first week in December. Was added onto ESA payment so wasn't a seperate payment.
    Are you on CB ESA or IB ESA?

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