Do I qualify for the winter fuel allowance?
Winter Fuel Payment is not means tested.
You can get it if you’re working or claiming a benefit.
You can automatically qualify for a Winter Fuel Payment for winter 2019/2020 if both the following apply: you have reached the qualifying age which means you were born on or before 5 April 1954.
What age do you have to be to get winter fuel allowance?
Every household with someone aged 60 or over is entitled to help towards their winter energy costs. Under the Government’s winter fuel payments scheme, you can make a claim if you had reached the qualifying age on or before 27 September 2009.
How is the winter fuel payment paid?
A Winter Fuel Payment will be paid directly into your Bank, Building Society or Post Office account or by Simple Payment if you are unable to open or manage one of these or a similar account. The money is normally paid from November and most payments are made by Christmas.
Who do I contact about winter fuel payments?
When you email the Winter Fuel Payments helpline you must not include your National Insurance number. The helpline can’t guarantee any details sent will be secure. If you have a specific query that requires personal information, phone 0345 915 1515, Monday to Friday 8.00am to 6.00pm.