Carers allowance Christmas bonus?

nae sporran

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Oct 29, 2014
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Bristol
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.
 

marionq

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Apr 24, 2013
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Scotland
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.
 

Suzanna1969

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

sleepless

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Feb 19, 2010
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The Sweet North
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?
 

jan.s

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Sep 20, 2011
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Just checked Mum's account - £300 Winter Fuel Allowance (WFA against the payment in) paid in on Dec 1st (which I hadn't spotted before) but nothing relating to the AA.

Suzanna1969 - are you sure it wasn't the WFA that was paid in?
Christmas Bonus is marked XB. I'm thinking what to spend my £10 on!
 

Suzanna1969

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Mar 28, 2015
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Essex
Just checked Mum's account - £300 Winter Fuel Allowance (WFA against the payment in) paid in on Dec 1st (which I hadn't spotted before) but nothing relating to the AA.

Suzanna1969 - are you sure it wasn't the WFA that was paid in?
That would make total sense yes of course.

I did think it was a bit generous!
 

Beate

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May 21, 2014
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London
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!
 

sleepless

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Feb 19, 2010
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The Sweet North
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.)