Winter Fuel payments - an annual payment to help with heating costs

You only need to claim once. After this, you should get it automatically each year, as long as your circumstances do not change.

  • The payment is made directly into your bank account in November or December.
  • Stay Warm this winter - advice from Independent Age
  • How to claim - GOV.UK
  • How much you will get and when you will be paid

COLD WEATHER PAYMENT - You may get a Cold Weather Payment if you’re getting certain benefits.  You’ll get a payment if the temperature in your area is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees celsius or below for 7 consecutive days.  Tell your pension centre or Jobcentre Plus office if you go into hospital - this could affect your payment.

Who to contact

Winter Fuel Payment Helpline on 03459 15 15 15
Gov.UK - Winter Fuel Payment

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