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Winter Fuel Payment

A Winter Fuel Payment is an annual tax free payment made to households, to help with heating costs.

Would I qualify? You qualify simply by your age. Click on

To ask about your payment or to make a claim, phone the Winter Fuel Payments Helpline on 0345 915 1515 or find out more at the Winter Fuel Payment website.


Cold Weather Payment

Extra payments are made when the weather is very cold in your area.If you are eligible, payments will be made when the average temperature has been, or is expected to be, 0°C or below for 7 consecutive days. The scheme operates every winter between 1 November and 31 March.

Would I qualify? You will be paid automatically if you are receiving Pension Credit, Income Support, Income based Jobseekers Allowance or Income Related Employment and Support Allowance.Contact your pension centre or Job Centre if you think you have qualified but not received a payment.


Free/subsidised insulation and Replacement of inefficient boilers

You may be eligible for financial assistance to help you insulate your house to make it warmer and more energy efficient and/or to replace an old, inefficient boiler.

To find out what support you may be eligible for, contact Cosy Devon on 0800 0511 548.

Contact us

If you would like any further information please pop into our office, email or call us on 01803 841832