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    • Petunia15
    • By Petunia15 5th Dec 17, 10:14 AM
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    Extra £10 on state pension
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    • 5th Dec 17, 10:14 AM
    Extra £10 on state pension 5th Dec 17 at 10:14 AM
    my mother was paid an extra £10 on her pension this week, does anyone know if this is an error or is it normal at this time of year? Thanks, P
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    • Petunia15
    • By Petunia15 5th Dec 17, 10:24 AM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 10:24 AM
    turns out it's the Widow's Christmas Bonus
    • maximumgardener
    • By maximumgardener 5th Dec 17, 10:51 AM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 10:51 AM
    yes, the payment is coded "XB" for Xmas Bonus .It has been that way and that amount for many years.

    Its for everyone who receives State Pension not just widows.

    you should enjoy your gift from DWP.
    • Over62
    • By Over62 5th Dec 17, 11:19 AM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 11:19 AM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 11:19 AM
    yes, the payment is coded "XB" for Xmas Bonus .It has been that way and that amount for many years.

    Its for everyone who receives State Pension not just widows.

    you should enjoy your gift from DWP.
    Originally posted by maximumgardener
    Invest it wisely and don't spend it all at once!!!
    • kidmugsy
    • By kidmugsy 5th Dec 17, 1:43 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 1:43 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 1:43 PM
    you should enjoy your gift from DWP.
    Originally posted by maximumgardener
    Gift from the taxpayers, you mean.
    Free the dunston one next time too.
    • kidmugsy
    • By kidmugsy 5th Dec 17, 1:43 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 1:43 PM
    OP, you might like to check whether she's received her winter fuel benefit.
    Free the dunston one next time too.
    • Alexland
    • By Alexland 5th Dec 17, 2:05 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 2:05 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 2:05 PM
    My parents always thank me for working so hard during the year that the government can redistribute my tax in the form of a gift to them....
    • maximumgardener
    • By maximumgardener 5th Dec 17, 2:50 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 2:50 PM
    yeah...its the thought that counts !!!!
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 5th Dec 17, 7:05 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 7:05 PM
    The Xmas bonus was introduced in 1972.when the basic pension was £6.75 so was a sizeable sum of money then.
    • TadleyBaggie
    • By TadleyBaggie 5th Dec 17, 8:08 PM
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    I get my State Pension in 6 months, so I can look forward to this next year. Not too impressed though, it won't even pay for half a round of golf.
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