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DLA only claimants not getting £650 Cost of Living Support.

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For the many people who like me are unable to claim Pension Credit etc as they have savings and therefore, will not be eligible for the full £650 receiving £150 instead. There is a petition which, if enough people sign up, those of us in similar position might get a bit more - 'Make people on disability benefits eligible for the £650 one off payment'. 


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  • poppy12345
    poppy12345 Posts: 18,165 Forumite
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    You will be entitled to the winter fuel payment though and the £400 energy grant if you're named on an energy account so you haven't missed out on anything.
    As i mentioned on another thread, it would be so wrong if that £650 was paid to everyone on a disability benefit. I can't possibly see them including disability benefits to the list of those entitled to the £650.
    Unforunately, they can't please everyone and some will always miss out.
  • gbhxu
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    For the many people who like me are unable to claim Pension Credit etc as they have savings and therefore, will not be eligible for the full £650 receiving £150 instead. There is a petition which, if enough people sign up, those of us in similar position might get a bit more - 'Make people on disability benefits eligible for the £650 one off payment'. 


    No, it's not instead of the £650 being given to those on qualifying benefits

    The Government have decided that those people on DLA or PIP get £150.




  • Albermarle
    Albermarle Posts: 22,822 Forumite
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    You will be entitled to the winter fuel payment though and the £400 energy grant if you're named on an energy account so you haven't missed out on anything.

    Plus the extra winter fuel/cost of living  payment for all pensioners.

    On help for pensioners, Mr Sunak told the Commons: “From the autumn we will send over eight million pensioner households who receive the winter fuel payment an extra one-off pensioner cost-of-living payment of £300.”

    This means that more than 8 million pensioners who already receive the winter fuel payment will get an extra £300 to help cover the cost of rising energy bills.

  • missile
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    You will be entitled to the winter fuel payment though and the £400 energy grant if you're named on an energy account so you haven't missed out on anything.

    Plus the extra winter fuel/cost of living  payment for all pensioners.

    On help for pensioners, Mr Sunak told the Commons: “From the autumn we will send over eight million pensioner households who receive the winter fuel payment an extra one-off pensioner cost-of-living payment of £300.”

    This means that more than 8 million pensioners who already receive the winter fuel payment will get an extra £300 to help cover the cost of rising energy bills.

    It is as clear as mud to me who will get what.

    I note the French are to nationalise EDF so they can directly control energy costs. Like many others, I will be in the situation where the French government decide how much I pay. So much for taking back control with Brexit :-1:  
    France to announce details of EDF nationalisation (msn.com)
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