PIP & Winter Fuel Payment

Hi, I wonder if anyone clarify  for me whether my husband will be entitiled to the winter fuel allowance. He is in receipt of  PIP but is under state pension age (b-1962). My understanding is that PIP stops when you reach pension age, but to qualify for the heating allowance  it appears you have to be born before Sept 1957 which is pension age. But PIP comes under the benefits to qualify....
Please help...lol
Thanks

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  • PIP doesn’t stop at pension age if you already have it. Winter fuel allowance is for people born before September 1957.
  • nursemolly
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    Ahh thanks for this I didn`t realise and just thought it went over to attendance allowance at pension age.
  • Hi, I wonder if anyone clarify  for me whether my husband will be entitiled to the winter fuel allowance. He is in receipt of  PIP but is under state pension age (b-1962). My understanding is that PIP stops when you reach pension age, but to qualify for the heating allowance  it appears you have to be born before Sept 1957 which is pension age. But PIP comes under the benefits to qualify....
    Please help...lol
    Thanks
    I think you might be mixing up a couple of different things here.

    Winter Fuel Payment is for pensioners, based on age only.  PIP is irrelevant  https://www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment

    … I'm not sure what you were thinking of with the PIP, actually.  Maybe the Warm Home Discount?  Which would only (maybe) apply if you're in Scotland but isn't part of the mandatory criteria any more.  And is irrelevant in England and Wales since they changed it last year.  https://www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme

    Cold Weather Payments (England and Wales) are based on low income as well as disability, again PIP is not actually taken into account.  https://www.gov.uk/cold-weather-payment/eligibility
  • Brie
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    Check with your provider if there is any other schemes that they might do for someone on benefits.  Eon's doing one where you pay 50% of the tariff and may have any outstanding debt written off if you are keeping up with payments.
    "Never retract, never explain, never apologise; get things done and let them howl.”
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    https://www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment/how-to-claim......
    I just saw this..but obviously didnt read it properly.....
  • https://www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment/how-to-claim......
    I just saw this..but obviously didnt read it properly.....
    I can see how that would be confusing! 

    I think they list those because it means DWP would have someone's payment details automatically, but the eligibility criteria are the most important and override anything any other information might imply.
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