Winter Fuel Payment

Winter Fuel Payment

Some households can get between £100 and £300 tax-free to help pay their heating bills.

Do you qualify for a Winter Fuel Payment?

To be eligable, you need to meet certain criteria.

Householders usually get a Winter Fuel Payment automatically if occupants get a state pension or another social security benefit (but not Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction or Child Benefit).

How much a person gets depends on their circumstances during the qualifying week, the dates for which are set each year.

Anyone who qualifies should get the money between November and Christmas.

For more information, please call the Winter Fuel Payments helpline on 03459 151 515 (textphone 0345 606 0285).

The helpline is open Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.