Winter Fuel Payment

If you were born on or before 5 October 1954 you could get between £100 and £300 to help you pay your heating bills. This is known as a ‘Winter Fuel Payment’. You’ll usually get this automatically if you are eligible and get State Pension or another social security benefit (not Housing Benefit, Child Benefit or Universal Credit). If you’re eligible but don’t get paid automatically, you will need to make a claim.

Applying for Winter Fuel Payment if you live in Northern Ireland

If you live in Northern Ireland and want to claim you can do this by phone:

You can also claim by post, by downloading and completing the Winter Fuel Payment application form below and posting to the Winter Fuel Payment Centre:

Winter Fuel Payment application form if you live in Switzerland or an eligible EEA country

Find out more about Winter Fuel Payment on the following pages:

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