carers £60????

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Disability Money Matters
i got an email yesterday from carers uk and it said something about carers getting £60 in january - i didnt really read it right and deleted it - does anyone have any more information on this please? thanks
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  • AmesAmes Forumite
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    It was in the budget, anyone entitled to the xmas bonus will get £60, I think it'll be sometime in January (nice for the sales!).
    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.
  • I was thinking that my son would get it with his DLA but for me to get it with my carer's al. as well will be an enormous help.:beer:
  • My son gets HRC and LRM DLA but we have only ever had one £10 Christmas bonus so I assume it will be just one payment of £60.00
  • bizzylizzybizzylizzy Forumite
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    My OH gets DLA and I get carers allowance. This is the first year we will be getting both so I have no experience of the Christmas bonus and CA.
    It would be wonderful to get 2 bonuses and 2 payments of £60! But I can see this probably won't happen.
    I didn't realise before reading this thread that we would be eligible for the £60 so that's really good news!
  • bizzylizzy as your claims are both in your own respective names i would think that you would each recieve the £60 as far as i am aware it,s just one bonus per person not per family.
  • BigglesBiggles Forumite
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    DLA isn't one of the allowances that will attract the £60 January bonus.

    AFAIK it's just State Pension, though Child Benefit and one or two income-related benefits will get (smaller) bonuses.
  • purplecatloverpurplecatlover Forumite
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    if you normally qualify for the 10quid christmas bonus then yoou qualify for the 60quid jan bonus this year.

    i have seen that confirmed and verified by quoting the relevant part somewhere.
  • DLA isn't one of the allowances that will attract the £60 January bonus.
    and yet you do get a £10 bonus with DLA:confused:
  • Biggles wrote: »
    DLA isn't one of the allowances that will attract the £60 January bonus.

    AFAIK it's just State Pension, though Child Benefit and one or two income-related benefits will get (smaller) bonuses.

    Who is eligible?

    To get a Christmas Bonus you must be a resident in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar, any EEA country, or Switzerland and be entitled to at least one of the following benefits in the first full week in December:
    • Attendance Allowance
    • Constant Attendance Allowance
    • Contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance
    • Disability Living Allowance
    • Incapacity Benefit at the long-term rate
    • Industrial Death Benefit
    • Carer's Allowance
    • Mobility Supplement
    • Pension Credit - the guarantee element
    • State Pension (including Graduated Pension)
    • Severe Disablement Allowance
    • Unemployability Supplement or Allowance
    • War Disablement Pension if aged 65 or over
    • War Widow's Pension
    • Widow's Pension
    • Widowed Mother's Allowance
    • Widowed Parent's Allowance
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