Benefits - Winter Fuel Payments
If you have reached the qualifying pension age you may get a Winter Fuel Payment to help pay for keeping warm in winter. This can be between £100 and £300 depending on your circumstances.
You should automatically receive the Winter Fuel Payment in 2015/2016 without applying if you have reached the qualifying pension age and you are normally resident in Great Britain.
If your spouse / partner is getting any of the following benefits then they will receive the Winter Fuel Payment for you:
- Pension Credit;
- Income Support;
- Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance; or
- Employment and Support Allowance (income related).
How to claim
If you think you qualify for a Winter Fuel Payment and have not automatically received it, then you will need to apply.
Contact the Winter Fuel Payment Helpline:
- Telephone: 0800 731 0160 (8am - 6pm, Mondays to Friday)
- Textphone: 0800 731 0464