Wed. Jan 26th, 2022

Thousands of money-strapped people will receive a tax-free bonus of £ 10 this Christmas – with payments to arrive from Monday.

The extra support is available for individuals who are already entitled to at least one of a number of support schemes, from care benefits to pension credits, reports Mirror Online.

The one-time payment of £ 10 is usually payable in the first full week of December and will not affect any other rights you have.

Read more: Martin Lewis shares rules on how 500,000 more people can now get Universal Credit

It may only be £ 10, but it could be much appreciated by anyone struggling to pay heating bills as well as deal with the rising cost of living this winter.

BirminghamLive recently reported how Martin Lewis has shared his general rules for how half a million more people could now claim Universal Credit.

Government changes in the rules mean that entitlement to the benefit has been extended.

It comes as recent research from Citizens Advice revealed that the equivalent of 3.2 million households are struggling after being flooded by soaring bills.

Energy bills have risen, leaving many families struggling

In a speech to the Mirror, Aasia Majid, an adviser at Citizens Advice Manchester, said: “Every day we hear from people who have never had a food bank voucher but now cannot afford the weekly shop.

“Their income is the same or less, but their costs have increased.”

To qualify for the DWP Christmas Bonus, you must have been present or resident in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or Gibraltar during that qualifying week this year – the first full week in December.

This means that expats living abroad may not be able to take advantage of it.

Couples who both qualify both receive the extra payment. If your other half does not receive one of the qualifying benefits, they may still receive an additional payment if:

  • You are both over retirement age at the end of the first full week of December,
  • You are both residents of the qualifying regions at the end of the first full week of December,
  • You are entitled to an increase in a qualifying benefit for your partner or civil partner,
  • The only qualifying benefit you receive is Pensionskredit.

BrumWish 2021 aims to get thousands of Christmas gifts for young children in need throughout our city – homeless, vulnerable, children in care and children who have suffered.

This year’s appeal is bigger and better than ever – because we’ve teamed up with our partners at # Toys4Birmingham, including Thrive Together Birmingham, the Birmingham Playcare Network, the Edgbaston Foundation and the Birmingham Forward Steps.

Also involved are The Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust, Barnardo’s, Spurgeon’s Children’s Charity, the Sparkhill Springfield Project, St Paul’s Community Development Trust and Your Local Pantry, which runs food centers 12 locations in Birmingham and the Black Country.

You can buy a gift from the #Brumwish Amazon wish list here.

Or you can collect and hand over donations of new and almost new toys and gifts for special donation days at Edgbaston Stadium, B5 7QU, Saturday 27 November, Friday 3 December and Saturday 4 December from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., where volunteers wait. to see you.

Brand new or almost new, unwrapped gifts, books and toys for all ages will be accepted.

You can also donate cash that goes into a fund owned by a charitable partner and that can be used to close holes or buy special toys for children with additional needs. This is the link to make a donation.

Here are the benefits you need to claim in the first full week of December to automatically qualify:

  • Defense independence payment
  • Attendance allowance
  • Nursing care
  • Constant presence supplement (paid under occupational injury or war pension schemes)
  • Contribution-based employment and support benefit (when the main phase of the benefit has occurred after the first 13 weeks of injury)
  • Disability allowance
  • Long-term incapacity benefit
  • Industrial death benefit (for widows or widowers)
  • Mobility allowance
  • Pension credit – the guarantee element
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • State pension (including graduated pension benefit)
  • Severe disability benefit (transitionally protected)
  • Unemployment supplement or benefit (paid under occupational injury or war pension schemes)
  • War invalidity pension at the state pension age
  • War sink pension
  • Widow supplement
  • Widowed parent supplement
  • Widow’s pension

If you have not received the £ 10 payment and think you should have, contact your work coach or your nearest Jobcenter Plus or pension center.

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