Winter Fuel Payment

If you were born on or before 5th April 1954 you could get between £100 and £300 to help you pay your heating bills.

This scheme is different to the Cold Weather Payment and Warm Home Discount schemes.

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

Most payments are made automatically between November and December. You should get your money by 13th January 2020.

If you think you’re eligible but are not sure if you’ll get paid automatically, you may need to make a claim. The deadline for claiming payments for winter 2019- 2020 is 31st March 2020.

Check if you’re eligible and find out more