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Winter Fuel Allowance Payments Ensure Yours Helps


With winter fuel allowance you could get between one hundred pounds and three hundred  tax-free to help pay your heating bills if you were born on or before Fifth January 1952. This scheme is known as a ‘Winter Fuel Payment’. In the majority of cases payments are made automatically between November and December.

This hopefully means that you should get your money before the Christmas festivities. You usually get a Winter Fuel Payment automatically if you get the State Pension or another social security benefit (this does not typically include Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction or Child Benefit). If you qualify but don’t get paid automatically, then you will need to make winter fuel allowance claim.

Winter Fuel Allowance Payments

The amount of winter fuel allowance you will receive depends on your circumstances during the qualifying week. The qualifying week for winter 2013 to 2014 is sixteenth to twenty second September 2013.

This is a summary of the circumstances if you were born on or before 5 January 1952
  • You qualify and live alone (or none of the people you live with qualify) two hundred pounds
  • You qualify and get one of the benefits listed** two hundred pounds
  • You live with someone under 80 who also qualifies one hundred pounds
  • You live with someone 80 or over who also qualifies one hundred pounds 
  • You qualify and live with your partner or civil partner and they get one of the benefits listed** Nil*** Nil***
  • You qualify but live in a care home and don’t get one of the benefits listed** one hundred pounds
** Benefits: Pension Credit, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
*** Your partner getting the benefit will get the Winter Fuel Payment on your behalf
All benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into an account, eg a bank account

Winter Fuel Allowance How About Giving Yours To Charity

Are you in the fortunate position that you get winter fuel allowance but you dont need it? If so you could help an elderly person whose life would be transformed if they could keep the heating on for longer on a cold winters day. The government winter fuel allowance provides a much needed payment towards fuel costs.

Winter Fuel Allowance Payments

But what if you are lucky enough to be in a position not to need this funding. If you are lucky enough to be in the position to get Winter Fuel Allowance please talk to David Bache Chief Executive at Age UK Peterborough who would welcome the opportunity of talking to you.
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