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Winter Fuel Payments

Pensioners expecting a winter cost of living payment should now have received theirs – here's what to do if you haven't

Nearly 12 million pensioners should have received their £150 or £300 cost of living payment by today, the Government has said. The non-repayable grants were paid as part of the existing Winter Fuel Payments scheme starting in November last year.

13 January 2023

Low income households in Scotland to get £50 annual payment towards winter energy bills - here's all you need to know

Some 400,000 households in Scotland will receive an annual payment of £50 to help them towards winter heating costs. The Low-Income Winter Heating Assistance will replace the Cold Weather Payment of £25.

8 June 2022

Winter fuel payment recipients urged to check details after 60,000+ letters with incorrect information sent out

Tens of thousands of people who are eligible for winter fuel payments are being urged to check their details after 60,000+ letters on the scheme were sent out with incorrect information, which in a small number of cases could affect how much you're paid. Here's what to watch out for and what you need to do

4 December 2020

Feeling the chill? Check if you're eligible for winter fuel help incl £140 warm home discount

Pensioners and people on certain benefits can get £100s off their winter energy bills

24 January 2019

Hidden British Gas £270-a-year saving

Is your energy company screwing you? Slashing the amount you pay really isn't difficult -it takes just minutes

4 November 2015

The Winter MoneySaving Checklist

12 essential must-dos NOW to insulate you and your wallet

29 September 2015

The 17 DAY Big Energy Switch Event III

We've negotiated cheaper than the cheapest gas & electricity tariffs so millions can save £280/year

2 September 2015

Don't forget to claim your winter fuel payment

If you're aged 62 or over, you could be due up to £300 from the Government to help cover the cost of your energy bills

6 November 2014

Over 74? You could be owed backdated energy bill cash

Some could be eligible to claim Winter Fuel Payments for 1997/98, 1998/99 and 1999/2000 - but you need to claim now

27 March 2014

Aged over 61? You could get help with your energy bills

Most people aged over 61 are entitled to up to £300 under the Government's Winter Fuel Payment scheme

5 November 2013