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 January 1952 and you are normally resident in Northern Ireland during the qualifying week of 16 to 22 September 2013.
If you received a Winter Fuel Payment last winter, you should automatically get one during 2013/2014 as long as your circumstances have not changed.
You can download a claim form at the link below.
Claiming for past winters
You might be eligible to claim Winter Fuel Payments for the years 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000. To make a backdated claim for any of these years, you must apply before 31 March 2014.
You need to apply using a Winter Fuel Payment claim form for past winters. You can request a form from the Winter Fuel Payment helpline.
Winter Fuel Payment helpline
For more information or to make a specific, personal query, telephone the Winter Fuel Payment helpline.
- Telephone: 08459 151 515
- Textphone: 0845 601 5613
For general enquiries you can send an email using the link below.