Apply for Winter Fuel Payments
The Winter Fuel Payment is an annual payment to help older people with their heating bills.
How to use this service
You should qualify for a Winter Fuel Payment if you were born on or before 5 July 1951 and you are normally resident in Northern Ireland during the qualifying week of 17 to 23 September 2012.
If you got a Winter Fuel Payment last winter, you should automatically get one this winter as long as your circumstances have not changed.
A claim form can downloaded by clicking the link below.
Claiming for past winters
To make backdated claims for Winter Fuel Payments for the years 1997-1998 to 1999-2000 you need to use the Winter Fuel Payment claim form for past winters.
You can also request this form from the Winter Fuel Payment helpline below.
From 2000 to 2001 deadlines for claims were introduced and it is unlikely you will be able to claim for the years 2000/01 to 2008/09.
For more information, call the Winter Fuel Payment helpline.
Winter Fuel Payment helpline
For more information you can call the Winter Fuel Payment helpline on:
- 08459 151 515 (0845 601 5613 for textphone users)
Lines are open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday. Charges are the same as for local calls.
Alternatively, for general enquiries you can complete an email enquiry form using the link below, but if you have a specific query that requires personal information you should telephone 0845 915 1515.