Christmas welfare bonus to be paid to Universal Credit claimants

Thousands of benefit recipients receive a small supplement in time for the holidays.

DWP spokesperson attached to Mirror Money that the one-off payment of £ 10 will be made in December.

Additional money is available for people who already claim at least one of a range of benefits, from retirement credit to care benefits. And it is tax free.

The £ 10 is usually paid to people applying for benefits in the first full week of December and does not affect your other rights.

That means that the additional payment will not increase your income, for example during a universal credit assessment.

You can make a claim if you live in the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar, European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland during the week in which payment is due.

Here are the benefits you must claim in the first full week of December to be automatically eligible:

  • Independence payment of the armed forces
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Attendant allowance
  • Constant attendance allowance (paid under occupational accident or war pension schemes)
  • Contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance (once the main phase of the benefit has commenced after the first 13 weeks of application)
  • Compensation for incapacity for work
  • Long-term disability benefit
  • Work death benefit (for widows or widowers)
  • Mobility supplement
  • Pension credit – the guarantee element
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • State pension (including graduated pension)
  • Serious disability benefit (temporarily protected)
  • Unemployment allowance or benefit (paid under industrial accident or war pension schemes)
  • War disability pension at state pension age
  • War Widow’s Inn
  • Maternity allowance for widow
  • Parent’s allowance for widow
  • Widow’s pension