Winter fuel payment - eligibility query
in Benefits & tax credits
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My mothers circumstances have changed - she's been living in a care home before, after and during the 'qualifying week' 19 to 25 September 2022 as a self-funder. During that time she still owned her own property which was up for sale and has since been sold to pay for her care fees (grrr). My query is, on the gov.uk site it says you will not be eligible if you were in a care home during the qualifying week AND got Pension Credit, Income Support, Income based JSA or income related JSA. My mother claims none of these, so IS she eligible? I rang the helpline today but they weren't sure and proceeded to give the number for pensions.... any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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