Winter fuel payment

What it is and who receives it.

This is a tax-free benefit to help pay for heating during winter.. People born on or before 5 November 1954 will have reached the qualifying age and could get a Winter Fuel Payment of between £100-300. 

If you are eligible, you'll get a letter telling you how much you'll get with an estimated payment date.  Most payments are made between November and December.  Call the Winter Fuel Payment Centre (0800 731 0160) if you haven't received your payment by 13 January 2020.