01.11.14 Winter Fuel Payment

Posted on November 1, 2014
Archive : November 2014
Category : Energy News

If you were born on or before 5 July 1952 you could get between £100 and £300 tax-free to help pay your heating bills. This is known as a ‘Winter Fuel Payment’ and most payments are made automatically between November and December so you should get your money in time for Christmas. Winter Fuel Payments are usually automatic if you get the State Pension or another social security benefit (but not Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Child Benefit or Universal Credit). If you qualify but haven't been paid automatically, you’ll need to make a claim. Any money you get won’t affect your other benefits. To find out more please click here.