Winter Fuel Payment

Hi 
I shall start pension 23/09/2022
Aged 66. £185.15 week.  No other income.

 I live with my sons will I get Winter Fuel Payment.

Thanks.

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  • Robin9
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    You qualify for a Winter Fuel Payment if both the following apply:

    • you were born on or before 25 September 1956
    • you lived in the UK for at least one day during the week of 19 to 25 September 2022 - this is called the ‘qualifying week’
    Never pay on an estimated bill
  • I became eligible for the winter fuel payment last year, back when we lived in simpler, happier times!  Now, I'm trying to plan ahead for this winter (22/23).  Have I got this right?  In additon to the council tax rebate for all council tax payers in A to D properties of £150, paid back in April, I'll get the winter fuel payment this autumn, which I understand has gone up from £200 last year to £350 for this year's (22/23) winter season.
    I also understand that there is to be a rebate applied to my energy bill sometime in autumn of £200, albeit repayable in '23.
    So, that's three separate payments across the year of 2022 - so far!
  • calcotti
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    edited 7 August 2022 at 10:25PM
    The winter fuel payment for pensioners is generally an extra £300 for those who qualify. The full details are on this page.
    https://www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment/how-much-youll-get
    You need to check which matches your circumstances.

    Electricity bills will have a credit of £400 added split across 6 months from October to March.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Some rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy12345
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    I also understand that there is to be a rebate applied to my energy bill sometime in autumn of £200, albeit repayable in '23.


    That's not correct. The Government changed it to £400 and you don't need to repay it back. Payments start from October of £66/67month onto your energy account for 6 months. See link. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/energy-bills-support-scheme-explainer

  • macman
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    I can understand your disappointment, but there has to be a cut off date somewhere at the start of winter, and wherever it is set, someone is going to be a few days or weeks too young to qualify for that season.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
  • poppy12345
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    macman said:
    I can understand your disappointment, but there has to be a cut off date somewhere at the start of winter, and wherever it is set, someone is going to be a few days or weeks too young to qualify for that season.
    Thank you for your sympathy macman.  Much appreciated.

    We don't make the rules, these are set by the Government and there's nothing anyone can do. There will always be some that miss out, you won't be the only person this year.
  • Alice_Holt
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    edited 14 August 2022 at 6:02PM
    macman said:
    I can understand your disappointment, but there has to be a cut off date somewhere at the start of winter, and wherever it is set, someone is going to be a few days or weeks too young to qualify for that season.
    Thank you for your sympathy macman.  Much appreciated.

    We don't make the rules, these are set by the Government and there's nothing anyone can do. There will always be some that miss out, you won't be the only person this year.
    Poppy, thank you so much.  ;)  I really only wanted to have a bit of a gripe with my original post, however it seems to have brought out those who wish to explain the rules!

             The thing is - this forum is to help and explain any entitlement to benefits the OP may have. 

          If you look at some of the posts and information that poppy, calcotti, spoonie and others give - you will see that these are detailed, factually based often quoting legislation, and directly address the OP's particular circumstances with an aim to help the OP.

         It's not really a discussion area for forumites to 'gripe', and give their opinion on benefits.


     If you actually wanted suggestions about coping on a state pension only, then I (and others) could give you some which you may (or not) find useful. Here's a couple for starters:
     i) contact your LA and check if they have a household support fund that might support those like you who have missed out on some of the CoL measures;
    ii) contact your supplier and see if they have any help for you (WHD scheme for 2023, etc).  

    Are you receiving CTr, (and HB if renting), etc,etc  ?
    Alice Holt Forest situated some 4 miles south of Farnham forms the most northerly gateway to the South Downs National Park.
  • My wife and I have been notified that we are getting the winter fuel payment but I noticed the card that it was going to be paid on is now out of date. They give us a number that they can be contacted on with two options. Neither of these options will allow us to speak to anyone.
    Has anyone got a solution for my delemma. 
    Paddywackerty 
  • Robbie64
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    edited 24 October 2023 at 10:47PM
    My wife and I have been notified that we are getting the winter fuel payment but I noticed the card that it was going to be paid on is now out of date. They give us a number that they can be contacted on with two options. Neither of these options will allow us to speak to anyone.
    Has anyone got a solution for my delemma. 
    Paddywackerty 
    Do you mean the Winter Fuel Allowance (paid solely to pensioners and normally direct to a bank account) or the Warm Home Discount (paid to electricity account holders on certain benefits, usually as a credit to the electricity account or as a voucher for pre-payment customers)?

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