The UK Rules
Christmas Bonus

£10 Christmas Bonus Benefit 2019

How much do you get for Christmas Bonus benefit 2019? You might know it as the jobseekers Christmas Bonus.

DWP CHRISTMAS PAYMENTS: December is the traditional month to get paid an extra solitary tax-free payment of £10.

The £10 DWP Christmas payments go out to almost all claimants who are getting certain benefits during the qualifying week. As a rule, that means the first 'full' week in December.

Find out if you are eligible to receive the one-off UK DWP Christmas Bonus payment and when you could get the money.

Note: Information on the DWP XB payment 2019 (Bonws Nadolig) is also available in Welsh language (Cymraeg).

Christmas Bonus 2019 Payment Date

As a rule, Xmas bonus 2019 will be an automatic payment. It should go straight into your bank account (like most payment dates for benefits and allowances).

Those who qualify for the Christmas Bonus DWP should get the money before the holiday period. It is usually paid in the first full week of December. The 2019 Xmas bonus will not affect your claim or your rights to benefits.

Note: The annual Department for Work and Pension gratuity may show up as 'DWP XB on bank statement'.

DWP Christmas Holiday Bonus Eligibility

You must meet several conditions to get the Job Seekers JSA Christmas Bonus. It is only available for individuals who are receiving the qualifying benefits during the week that it gets paid (December 2nd to 9th). You must also be present in the country or meet United Kingdom residency conditions.

Your eligibility to get DWP Christmas payments 2019 depends on two main factors:

  1. You must be present in United Kingdom during the qualifying week. Being 'ordinarily resident' means you could also qualify if you are in another country. They include Gibraltar, the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, any country within the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.
  2. You must also be getting at least one of these benefits in the qualifying week (first full week of December):

Note: You do not get the Benefits Christmas Bonus UK if you have not claimed your State Pension and are not entitled to one of the other qualifying benefits.

Definition: An Ordinarily Resident gets defined officially as a PERSON who is Ordinarily Resident in the United Kingdom and cannot get charged for National Health Service hospital healthcare. Broadly speaking, it means you live in the UK on a lawful, voluntary, and properly settled basis for the time being.

How to Claim 2019 Benefits Christmas Bonus

As a rule you receive the Christmas benefit automatically so you should not need to claim for it. But, contact your local Jobcentre Plus office (or pension center) if you did not get it.

Note: As a rule, it will be the same office that deals with any of your other benefits entitlement payments.

DWP Christmas Bonus 2019 Advice and Information

What if you are part of a married couple or in a civil partnership (living together as if you are)? In this case you may both get DWP Christmas Bonuses 2019. Thus, if each of you receive one of the qualifying benefits in the appropriate week - you get two payments.

Your partner may claim the Christmas Box even if they do not get one of the qualifying benefits. But, both of you must be over State Pension age by the end of the qualifying week. Your partner must be present (or 'ordinarily resident') in the United Kingdom during the qualifying week. On top of that you must either:

  1. Only be receiving the Pension Credit benefit.
  2. Have entitlement to an increase of a qualifying benefit for your partner or civil partner.


What is PIP Christmas Bonus?
Claimants getting Personal Independence Payment also qualify for PIP Christmas Bonus. PIP Christmas payment dates 2019 are due at the same time as other Xmas bonus handouts.

When is the Winter Fuel Allowance 2019/20 Start Date?
The payments start when the British cold months begin to bite. The Winter Fuel Payment 2019 is usually transferred from November to December.

Do Pensioners Still Get £10 Christmas Bonus UK?
The UK Chancellor assigns a £10 Christmas Bonus for pensioners who get the State Pension or Pension Credit. But, pensioners who have not claimed their pension must be claiming one of the other qualifying benefits to get the extra Christmas payment.

Do You Pay Tax on Bonuses UK?
HMRC regard a bonus or tips as wages if you get them through your job. That means you may need to pay income tax on that extra money if it is not part of your usual wages. This would include an annual Christmas benefit from your employer if you are lucky enough to get one. Note that you would usually need to pay National Insurance on that bonus income too.

Christmas Bonus Benefit 2019: DWP XB Payment Date in United Kingdom