Who qualifies for the Winter Fuel Payment?
You qualify for a Winter Fuel Payment if both the following apply: you were born on or before 25 September 1956. you lived in the UK for at least one day during the week of 19 to 25 September 2022 – this is called the ‘qualifying week’
How much is the winter fuel allowance UK?
How much you’ll get
|Born between 26 September 1942 and 25 September 1956
|Born on or before 25 September 1942
|You qualify and live with someone under 80 who also qualifies
|You qualify and live with someone 80 or over who also qualifies
|You qualify, live in a care home and do not get certain benefits
Who gets the Winter Fuel Payment UK?
You can automatically qualify for a Winter Fuel Payment for winter 2021/2022 if both the following apply: you were born on or before 26 September 1955. you lived in the UK for at least one day during the week of 20 to 26 September 2021 – this is called the ‘qualifying week’
Do Over 70s get fuel allowance?
It is paid to people over 70 and to people under 70 in some circumstances. The Living Alone Increase is a supplementary payment for people on social welfare pensions who are living alone. The National Fuel Scheme provides an allowance to low-income households that are unable to meet their heating needs.
What is the Winter Fuel Payment for over 80s?
The Winter Fuel Payment is a tax free payment to people over pension credit age. For winter 2022 to 2023 this covers people born on or before 26 September 1956. Despite the name the Winter Fuel Payment is not linked to expenditure on fuel.
At what age is the winter fuel allowance payable?
Winter Fuel Payment is an annual tax-free payment for households that include someone born on or before 25 September 1956. It’s designed to help you cover your heating costs in winter.