Winter Fuel Payment
Many of us worry about rising heating costs. Winter Fuel Payment can help ease the load.
When the weather is especially cold for a sustained period, you may also be eligible for a Cold Weather Payment.
What is Winter Fuel Payment?
Winter Fuel Payment is an annual tax-free payment to help with heating costs. Most payments are made between November and December.
How much could I get?
In the financial year April 2017 to March 2018 the payments were:
- £200 if you were under 80
- £300 if you were over 80.
These amounts will be paid again in winter 2018/2019, unless there are any changes in the law before then. However, you’ll usually get less if you live with other people who also qualify.
How can I claim Winter Fuel Payment?
If this is the first year you can claim, or if you’ve never claimed before, call the Winter Fuel Payment helpline on 0345 915 1515.
You only need to claim once. After this, you should automatically receive a payment every year, as long as your circumstances don’t change.
What should I do next?
- Call the Winter Fuel Payment helpline on 0345 915 1515.
For more information call Age Cymru Advice on 08000 223 444