universal credit Beneficiaries, as well as recipients of other benefits, could get a welcome cash boost this Christmas to help with the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.
As energy bills soar, those eligible are receiving (DWP).
Although it is a relatively small amount, it does not have to be repaid and will not affect other benefits you may receive The sun.
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When will I receive the Christmas bonus and how will it be paid out?
The Christmas bonus is paid out automatically so no claim is required and payment is received before Christmas.
The Christmas bonus is paid directly into the same bank account that normally pays social benefits.
If you are unsure whether you have received payment, it should appear as on your bank statement “DWP XB” or similar over the holidays.
Who is entitled to the DWP Christmas bonus?
To be eligible for payment, you must also receive one of the following benefits universal credit.
You must receive the relevant benefits in the qualifying week, which will most likely be the first week of December.
A full list of eligible benefits includes:
- Armed Forces Independence Payment
- attendance fee
- need of care
- Disability payment for children
- Constant Attendance Allowance (paid under worker’s injury or wartime pension schemes)
- Contributory Employment and Support Allowance (when entering the main entitlement phase after the first 13 weeks of claiming)
- Disabled Life Support
- Disability pension at the long-term rate
- Unemployment benefit (for widows or widowers)
- mobility surcharge
- Pension Credit – the guarantee element
- Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- State pension (including graduated pension)
- Disability allowance (temporarily protected)
- Disability Allowance or Allowance (paid under work injury or wartime pension schemes)
- War disability pension at state retirement age
- war widow’s pension
- Allowance for widowed mothers
- Parental allowance for widowed parents
- widow’s pension
To qualify for payment and receive any of the above benefits, you must also be a resident of one of the six territories.
To receive the Christmas bonus you must live in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar, Switzerland or another European Economic Area (EEA).
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