From the autumn eight million state pension households will receive an extra £300

Sterlingtimes
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edited 26 May 2022 at 2:43PM in Over 50s MoneySaving
This appears not to be £300 per State Pensioner but rather £300 for each household where a single pensioner lives.

How would this payment be made where two or more pensioners live in one household? In my household currently, I am 66 and get a £100 Winter Fuel Payment and my father in law aged 87 gets £200. How would the extra £300 be apportioned between us?

I have osteoarthritis in my hands so I speak my messages into a microphone using Dragon. Some people make "typos" but I often make "speakos".
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  • Silvertabby
    Silvertabby Posts: 8,887
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    Not clear, but work on £150 each.  As it's going towards the same heating bill, does it really matter? 
  • Brie
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    maybe get FiL to move temporarily in with your non pensioned kids or neice/nephews so he can get his full whack and you can get yours??
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  • PennyForThem_2
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    edited 27 May 2022 at 12:45PM
    I think it depends on the amount of Winter Fuel Allowance you each get - it doubles.  I may be very wrong (caveat).
  • Sterlingtimes
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    I think it depends on the amount of Winter Fuel Allowance you each get - it doubles.  I may be very wrong (caveat).
    I had not thought about doubling but that sounds like a likely answer. Thank you.
    I have osteoarthritis in my hands so I speak my messages into a microphone using Dragon. Some people make "typos" but I often make "speakos".
  • molerat
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    edited 28 May 2022 at 11:34AM
    It is purely an extra £300 per pensioner household irrespective of how many or age.  How it is going to be paid / split has not been announced.
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    molerat said:
    It is purely an extra £300 per pensioner household irrespective of how many or age.  How it is going to be paid / split has not been announced.
    Thank you. I will never be able to argue with my father in law that his payments belong to the household. It appears to be an enhanced Winter Fuel Payment.
    I have osteoarthritis in my hands so I speak my messages into a microphone using Dragon. Some people make "typos" but I often make "speakos".
  • Silvertabby
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    molerat said:
    It is purely an extra £300 per pensioner household irrespective of how many or age.  How it is going to be paid / split has not been announced.
    Thank you. I will never be able to argue with my father in law that his payments belong to the household. It appears to be an enhanced Winter Fuel Payment.
    Which part of 'winter fuel allowance' does your father in law not understand?  Unless he has his own stand-alone boiler and meter, of course these payments belong to the household!
  • TELLIT01
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    molerat said:
    It is purely an extra £300 per pensioner household irrespective of how many or age.  How it is going to be paid / split has not been announced.
    Thank you. I will never be able to argue with my father in law that his payments belong to the household. It appears to be an enhanced Winter Fuel Payment.
    Which part of 'winter fuel allowance' does your father in law not understand?  Unless he has his own stand-alone boiler and meter, of course these payments belong to the household!

    I doubt it's a case of not understanding.  More likely a case of "What's mine is mine".
  • missile
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    edited 23 July 2022 at 1:13PM
    It is another Tory headline vote catcher. How much time & money will be wasted on administration? It would be so much easier and fairer to simply reduce the tax so that everyone would benefit.
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    molerat said:
    It is purely an extra £300 per pensioner household irrespective of how many or age.  How it is going to be paid / split has not been announced.
    Thank you. I will never be able to argue with my father in law that his payments belong to the household. It appears to be an enhanced Winter Fuel Payment.
    Which part of 'winter fuel allowance' does your father in law not understand?  Unless he has his own stand-alone boiler and meter, of course these payments belong to the household!

    These payments are made to the pensioner - obviously they belong to the pensioner, they are in his bank account after all.
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