Winter Fuel Payment
By Kayley Wilson

Winter Fuel Payment or Winter Fuel Allowance is an annual payment to help with heating costs, made to households with someone over Pension Credit age.

Not heating our homes properly puts us at risk of cold-related illnesses such as a heart attack or even hypothermia. So make sure you’re getting your Winter Fuel Payment.

Who can claim Winter Fuel Payment?

Most people born on or before 5 January 1953 will qualify for the payment in 2015/16 (the date changes every year).

2015/16 payments

If you’re under 80 £200
If you’re over 80 £300