Did you know your loved one could be entitled to a Winter Fuel Payment?
You are likely eligible if you or your loved one was:
- born on or before 5th April 1954
- living in the UK for at least one day during the week of 16 to 22 September 2019 (this is called the qualifying week)
This financial year, the payment is £200 if you or your loved one is under 80 and £300 if you or your loved one is over 80. Payments are normally made in November or December. Most older people will receive the Winter Fuel Payment automatically if they receive the state pension or pension credit.
If you don't automatically receive the payment, you can make a claim by calling 0800 731 0160 with your National Insurance number and your bank or building society details. Once you've claimed the first year, you should then receive the payment automatically.
Find out more about the payments on the government website.