Extra money to stay warm in winter
Most people born on or before 6 May 1953 are entitled to the Winter Fuel Payment in 2016-17 to help with heating costs. This is a tax-free payment of between £100 and £300 paid to you between November and December. Contact the Winter Fuel Payment helpline on 0345 9 15 15 15 to find out more.
If you receive Pension Credit, or certain other benefits, you’re automatically paid a Cold Weather Payment when the temperature is 0°C (32°F) or below for seven days in a row.
You may be entitled to a Warm Home Discount on your electricity bill if you receive Pension Credit or if you’re on a low income. It’s a one-off discount usually made between October and March. Find out more at www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme
Read our free information guide Save energy pay less for more advice on heating your home efficiently.
Download our free Winter wrapped up guide for more tips on keeping warm in winter:
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