Older Britons asked to check if they are eligible for winter fuel payment

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Older Britons asked to check if they are eligible for winter fuel payment

Older Britons are being asked to check if they are eligible for the winter fuel payment this winter which will be worth up to£600. A salary of between £250 and£600 for eligible residents, including a top-up cost of living of between £150 and£300. Pensions Minister Laura Trott said more than eight million recipients of the payment will get the cost of living payment. In those households with people aged 66 to 79, they will get a full £600 payment, while those with people aged 80 and over will get the full amount. To be eligible, a person must have been born before September 25, 1957 and lived in the UK for at least one day during the week of September 18 to 24, 2023.

If a person does not meet all of these criteria, he or she may have to make a claim to receive the payment. In October, the DWP will write to affected families how much money they will be paid. The payment is made available to those who qualify and receive any of these means of support.

If a person doesn't get a letter from the DWP in October, or the money hasn't been paid by January 26, 2024, they should contact the Winter Fuel Payment Centre. How much do you get paid? Any money a person receives is tax-free and will not affect their other benefits or count towards their benefit cap.