The government makes Winter Fuel Payments to help with the costs of keeping warm this winter.

Is it for you?

If you were born on or before 5 July 1952, and normally live in Great Britain, this tax-free payment could be for you.

What is it?

If you are entitled to receive a Winter Fuel Payment, you will get either £100-£300 depending on your circumstances.

If you are aged 80 or over on or before 23 September 2014 and you are entitled to a Winter Fuel Payment, you will get an extra £50 or £100, so you could get up to £300, depending on your circumstances.

How to apply

If you got a Winter Fuel Payment last winter, The Pension Service will automatically send you a payment as long as your circumstances have not changed.

Some people will need to claim. Contact The Pension Service to find out if you are eligible and whether you need to claim. Ask for a Winter Fuel Payment leaflet (WFPL1).

For more information you can phone

Winter Fuel Helpline
08459 151515

or visit