Winter Fuel Allowance: What are Winter Fuel Payment restrictions? | Personal Finance | Finance
Winter Fuel Allowance is a lifeline for many Britons when the temperatures dive and the heating is needed. Popping on your heating can see bills significantly mount up, and so the Government has schemes in place so no one goes cold this winter.
You will usually get a Winter Fuel Payment automatically if you are eligible and you get the State Pension or another social security benefit.
This does not include Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Child Benefit or Universal Credit.
Most payments are made automatically between November and December, and those eligible should get their money by January 13, 2021.
There are restrictions on the Winter Fuel Allowance however, with a certain criteria for eligibility.
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The amount you will receive is dependent on your circumstances during the qualifying week.
You could receive up to £300, with the minimum amount being £100.
The Government explains you will receive a letter telling you the amount you will receive as well as an estimated payment date.
Most payments are made automatically between November and December.
If you get any other benefit, you’ll get your Winter Fuel Payment at the same time as your regular payments.
If the money is not paid into your account by January 13, 2021, contact the Winter Fuel Payment Centre.
If you qualify for Winter Fuel Allowance and do not already receive a social security benefit you will need to make a claim.
You will also need to claim if you only get Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Child Benefit or Universal Credit),