I won't spend it all at once.

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lankou

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I won't spend it all at once.

  • on: 10 Feb 2019 01:28PM
Just had the letter from the DWP with next my Old Age Pension rate from next April. An increase of 4.60p a week.
I won't spend it all at once.

Sunshine Meadows

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Re: I won't spend it all at once.

  • on: 10 Feb 2019 01:37PM
That won't even buy you a pint of Guinness will it?

KizzyKazaer

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Re: I won't spend it all at once.

  • on: 10 Feb 2019 05:43PM
Yes, the brown envelopes containing uprating details are hitting doormats right now, so everyone be aware!

Lankou, your increase is more generous than mine (2.85 per week for income-related ESA, Support Group), but I was surprised to get anything extra at all:  thought that all working-age benefits were frozen.  Not that I'm complaining or anything...

So, what are you going to use your windfall for?

lankou

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Re: I won't spend it all at once.

  • on: 10 Feb 2019 06:58PM


Lankou, your increase is more generous than mine (2.85 per week for income-related ESA, Support Group),

So, what are you going to use your windfall for?

My state old age pension has 4 elements, the basic old age pension, pre 1997 additional state pension, post 1997 additional state pension, graduated retirement benefit.

What am I going to use my "windfall," for? Paying for the additions costs of a hard Brexit and no Customs Union.

pjd

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Re: I won't spend it all at once.

  • on: 15 Mar 2019 03:14PM
Hi all, I've just had my ESA contributory letter in which I get no increase at all. I mean it was always a pittance to begin with but blimey the politions don't seem to have a problem giving themselves a rise. 

Oh well, the good news is I get a Xmas bonus payment of 10 so when Xmas comes around it's party time for me ha.

pjd

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Re: I won't spend it all at once.

  • on: 15 Mar 2019 03:23PM
Hi kizzykazaer, any idea why you got a rise on income based ESA but mine was stopped? The benefits system is sooo confusing.

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Re: I won't spend it all at once.

  • on: 15 Mar 2019 08:54PM
Re Kizzy getting a rise - its the support group amount that has risen, the income related part (basic assessment rate) hasn't shifted at all

KizzyKazaer

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Re: I won't spend it all at once.

  • on: 15 Mar 2019 09:19PM
Thanks for clarifying that, Monic  >thumbsup<

Pjd - you're quite right, the system is confusing - and it doesn't get any clearer  >doh<

pjd

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Re: I won't spend it all at once.

  • on: 15 Mar 2019 09:22PM
Hi, I'm still confused as I'm in the support group too.

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Re: I won't spend it all at once.

  • on: 17 Mar 2019 07:09PM
ESA SG is now 38.55 + 73.10 = 111.65

pjd

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Re: I won't spend it all at once.

  • on: 17 Mar 2019 09:18PM
Hi, yeah that's the same amount I got last year.  I also got a bit extra so I didn't lose out when changing from incap to ESA.  Maybe the dwp have deducted some from the additional add on I got so that my benefit stays the same.  I'll have to try and find my last years award letter.