Winter fuel payments for winter 2018/19

If you are at an eligible age, you will normally qualify for a winter fuel payment to help with the cost of fuel.

  • This year, for a person born on or before 5 April 1954 and who lived in the UK for at least one day during the week of 16 to 22 September 2019 (these dates change every year), living alone, or living with other people who do not qualify for a winter payment, £200 (one-off payment).
  • For a person receiving Pension credit, income-based Jobseeker’s allowance (JSA), or income-related Employment and support allowance (ESA), £200. Please note the husband/wife or civil partner living with the person will not be entitled to a payment.
  • £100 each (£200 in total) for a couple who both qualify.
  • £300 for people aged 80 or over (maximum per household).

To qualify for the winter fuel payment if you live in a care home, you need to have been living there for 13 weeks or more (prior to the qualifying date, see above).

Additionally, you must not be receiving income-based Jobseeker’s allowance, Pension credit, or income-related Employment and support allowance.

If you do qualify, the amount of your payment will be £100, or £150 if aged over 80.

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