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Winter Fuel Payment

You could get between £100 and £300 tax-free to help pay your heating bills if you were born on or before 5 May 1953. This is known as a ‘Winter Fuel Payment’.

Most payments are made automatically between November and December. You should get your money by mid-January.

You usually get a Winter Fuel Payment automatically if you get the State Pension or another social security benefit (not Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Child Benefit or Universal Credit).

If you have not received the Winter Fuel Payment into your account by mid-January, telephone the office that pays your benefit.  You will find their contact details on any letters they have sent to you.

Area serviced:
03459 15 15 15 (to claim for the first time)
Opening times:
Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm
How to apply:
go to 'How to claim' page on website