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Who can claim a winter fuel payment?

If you meet the age and residency criteria listed above, you’ll be eligible for a winter fuel payment regardless of your income.

Those who get the state pension or another social security benefit – such as pension credit or income-related employment and support allowance – should receive it automatically, paid in the same way as the other benefit(s) you receive.

If you’ve not had the winter fuel payment before and don’t get benefits or a state pension, or you only get universal credit, housing benefit, council tax reduction or child benefit, then you’ll need to claim it. You can either apply by post or by calling the helpline on 0800 731 0160.

Here’s how much you could get this winter:

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