How much you can get
Whether you get the basic rate or full rate of telephone Allowance depends on your situation.
We update payment rates on 20 September each year in line with the Consumer Price Index.
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Your telephone or internet provider may also offer concessions or discounts.
We don’t tax your Telephone Allowance.
When you get it
You’ll get the allowance every 3 months. The first quarterly payment is on or after all of the following dates:
- 1 January
- 20 March
- 1 July
- 20 September.
Page last updated: 28 October 2019
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