Winter fuel payments for winter 2020/21

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

You will get a lump sum for winter 2020/2021 if you have reached state pension age by the week beginning 21 September 2020 (this date changes every year).

If you are receiving Pension credit, income-based Jobseeker’s allowance (JSA), or income-related Employment and support allowance (ESA), you should receive £200. You should receive £300 if you or your partner are over 80.

If you are not receiving Pension credit, income-based Jobseeker’s allowance (JSA), or income-related Employment and support allowance (ESA), you should receive:

£100 each (£200 in total) for a couple who both qualify.

£300 for people aged 80 or over (maximum per household).

If you live in a care home

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 you are aged over 80.

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