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Benefits, grants and gifts at Xmas

Started by Tombenefits   on 12 December 2017 at 19:50

Hello,

In a seasonal, mid wintry, Christmassy/ Yuley Benefits Blog posted today,  I take a look at:

  - the Christmas Bonus, benefits opening hours and benefit paydays over the break

  - Advance Payments if you are left waiting for money - especially under Universal Credit

  - help if you get a most unseasonal sanction

  - other grants that can help

  - help with gifts and treats

  - emergency help and support over the Christmas break

  - where you can get advice and support, find your way to the wealth of benefits information here or just find a listening ear over the break

You can find all this and more within the Benefits Blog Seasonal benefits, grants and gifts available here 

This complements Robyn's blog  Looking forward to Christmas...? available here

I hope the practical advice, information and pointers in both blogs feel useful, while we will be away and unable to answer questions and offer support in person

The Online Centre will still be open for messaging, support (offered and requested) between Centre Visitors) and offering lots of helpful information too in blogs and Conversations.

Wherever the seasonal holidays find you, I hope that you may feel some of its light, warmth and solidarity.

With seasonal (((hugs)))

Tom :-)

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