Cost of Living Payment and Winter Fuel

We are pensioners and
I got a letter showing my Winter Fuel Payment and so did my wife.
But there was no mention of 'cost of living' payment.
As we both got a letter does this mean COL and WP have been combined to give a combined household payment?
Regards,

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  • sammyjammy
    sammyjammy Posts: 7,298
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    Completely separate, the deadline for the COL is 19th November so it'll be on its way if you are due one.
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  • Spoonie_Turtle
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    edited 1 December 2023 at 3:51PM
    We are pensioners and
    I got a letter showing my Winter Fuel Payment and so did my wife.
    But there was no mention of 'cost of living' payment.
    As we both got a letter does this mean COL and WP have been combined to give a combined household payment?
    Regards,
    Which cost of living payment?

    The pensioner one is rolled into the WFP which is why it's higher than the usual amount.

    Means-tested / low income Cost of Living payment is separate, but I don't think anyone's had letters about it.

    Do you claim Pension Credit or another means-tested benefit?
  • Hi all
    Last year I was the only pensioner in the house so I got both COL and WFP which was larger than it is this year as me and wife qualify - reduction by £100 
    Any comments
  • We dont qualify for PENSION CREDIT as hour household income as pensioners is more than what the government says we need to live on.
  • peteuk
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    edited 1 December 2023 at 3:51PM
    We dont qualify for PENSION CREDIT as hour household income as pensioners is more than what the government says we need to live on.
    I believe that there is a mixing the two Cost of Living payments,  the first that everyone got last year was £400 towards their heating costs, this was split offer a few months.   It was not to be repeated. 

    The second cost of living is that of mulitple payments of approx £300 to those on means tested benefits such as Universal credits or in your case it would be pension credit.   As your not on any of these benefits you wont be getting any further help. 

    You have been advised your getting the Winter Fuel Payment not sure when that pays out, but unless your on PIP I believe thats all you will receive.   Sorry. 
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