Carers allowance Christmas bonus?

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by exhausted 2015, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. exhausted 2015

    exhausted 2015 Registered User

    Jul 5, 2015
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    Hi all was just checking a bank statement and noticed that I was paid an extra £10 last week... Is this a Christmas bonus I wonder ? xx
     
  2. sleepless

    sleepless Registered User

    Feb 19, 2010
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    I don't recall getting one, but my husband receives the state pension Christmas bonus of £10.
     
  3. Suzanna1969

    Suzanna1969 Registered User

    Mar 28, 2015
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    I did too. Big wow huh?! I was expecting a case of vodka at the very least!
     
  4. sleepless

    sleepless Registered User

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    I just googled it, and there does seem to be a Christmas bonus if you are on certain benefits.
     
  5. nae sporran

    nae sporran Volunteer Host

    Oct 29, 2014
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    I got the extra tenner on my carers allowance and OH got an extra tenner with her pension, so we must be doubly blessed.

    A nice single malt would have been nicer, right enough. Though a tenner won't cover that.
     
  6. marionq

    marionq Registered User

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    That £10 originated with Ted Heath I think and no one ever had the courage to rescind it even when the winter heating payment was introduced.
     
  7. Suzanna1969

    Suzanna1969 Registered User

    Mar 28, 2015
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    Mum and Dad both get the higher rate of Attendance Allowance and it looks like they got an extra £150 each for Christmas.
     
  8. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

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    I'd make do with half a case :)

    I'll have to check if I've got my £10.
     
  9. sleepless

    sleepless Registered User

    Feb 19, 2010
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    Well, nothing for me so far with my carer's allowance. Good job I didn't dash out and spend it!

    And no AA big bonus for OH either.
    Are you sure that wasn't a double payment because of the bank holiday next week?
     
  10. jan.s

    jan.s Registered User

    Sep 20, 2011
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    Christmas Bonus is marked XB. I'm thinking what to spend my £10 on!
     
  11. Suzanna1969

    Suzanna1969 Registered User

    Mar 28, 2015
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    That would make total sense yes of course.

    I did think it was a bit generous!
     
  12. exhausted 2015

    exhausted 2015 Registered User

    Jul 5, 2015
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    Well it seems that we are treated to an extra £10 then... Haven't noticed any extra on dad's attendance allowance thou xx a couple of bottles of chardonnay would of been nice.. Will just have to treat myself! Xx
     
  13. nitram

    nitram Registered User

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  14. exhausted 2015

    exhausted 2015 Registered User

    Jul 5, 2015
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    Mine was the same xx
     
  15. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
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    Oh yes, I got a tenner more as well!

    Strange, OH's account shows the bonus separately marked XB. That's the State Pension bonus I think - not sure you get another one for AA as well. I think it's one bonus per person so don't spend this generous amount all at once!
     
  16. sleepless

    sleepless Registered User

    Feb 19, 2010
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    Well, I haven't had the carer's allowance bonus. Maybe it will be on the next payment, in time for the January sales......last payment was Nov 30, (paid every 4 weeks.)
     
  17. Beate

    Beate Registered User

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    Was it £248.40 or £258.40?
     
  18. sleepless

    sleepless Registered User

    Feb 19, 2010
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    £248.40.
    Maybe it will be in with the December payment.
     
  19. Beate

    Beate Registered User

    May 21, 2014
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    Yeah, maybe it's paid in December for everyone, whatever the day, even after Christmas.
     
  20. sleepless

    sleepless Registered User

    Feb 19, 2010
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    Do you know, I think I will actually treat myself to something with it.
    Probably involving chocolate.
     

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