327,379 sick and disabled people did not have their christmas bonus at Christmas

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Benefits were originally calculated to meet only the costs of food, fuel and shelter. The Pensioners and Family Income Supplement Payments Act 1972 ensured that a  Christmas Bonus of £10 is paid to the recipients of some benefits as a one off payment. The subsequent Pensioners’ Payments and Social Security Act of 1979 establishedthe Bonus permanently, although the amount has never been uprated in line with rising prices and living costs. 

On thegovernment site, it says:

The Christmas Bonus is a one-off tax-free £10 payment made before Christmas, paid to people who get certain benefits in the qualifying week. This is normally the first full week of December.

You don’t need to claim – you should get paid automatically.

Labour’s shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Owen Smith has accused the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) of being “cruel and incompetent” following ineptitude that left at least 327,379 sick…

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1 Response to 327,379 sick and disabled people did not have their christmas bonus at Christmas

  1. mili68 says:

    Reblogged on disabledsingleparent

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