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Winter Fuel Payment
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I have passed my revised State Pension Age - but think I'm counted out on a technicality for this year (ie needing to be not just State Pension Age - but also born before a certain date and I cant fulfil the second requirement).
I had a bottle of champagne when I finally reached that darn revised SPA of mine and think I shall use my £10 Christmas bonus payment to buy myself another bottle early next year to celebrate going from "nearly full State pension age" to "full State pension age" (as - once everyone has received their 2015 winter fuel allowance - then I will know that next time that money is paid out, then I will get mine too).
I assume it should arrive within the next few days (I've also had a letter; he hasn't.)
1 letter, money into joint account
Last year Mrs dzug's and mine arrived about 10 days apart
This year her letter arrived last Friday and the money went in today - my letter (and money) has yet to come
So it can be more than a day or two.
We pay this money into our bills account, so it's ready to pay whatever bills are received, whether fuel or not
If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough
The staff are even working Saturday to get our payments out on time :beer:
Just one complaint, why does the letter indicate
Our phone number 0845 9151515
I suppose, it helps pay for the overtime
website indicates - 03459 15 15 15 - Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
As long as calling the old 0845 number results in hearing a recorded message telling callers to hang up and re-dial the new 0345 number, then there's no real issue - especially if the call to the 0845 number incurs no charges.