What are Winter Fuel Payments and do I qualify?
Winter Fuel Payments are tax-free payments that support those who need help paying energy bills.
If you were born on or before 5 July 1952 you could get between £100 and £300 tax-free to help pay your heating bills.
Payments are made automatically between November and December.
To be eligible you must:
- have a state pension or receive another social security benefit (but not Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Child Benefit or Universal Credit)
- be born on or before 5 July 1952
Find out more about Winter Fuel Payments from the Government website.