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Winter Fuel Allowance

Northern Ireland Department of Social Development
HM Revenue and Customs
Office of Public Sector Information

Age UK
Many of us worry about rising fuel costs, but not heating our homes properly puts us at risk of cold-related illnesses such as pneumonia. Find out how to give yourself a warmer home without worrying about your fuel bills.
Citizens Advice
A Winter Fuel Payment is a tax-free payment for older people.
Winter Fuel Payment is paid every year over the winter months to help with your fuel costs. However, you can choose how you use the money.
Dept of Work and Pensions
A Winter Fuel Payment is an annual tax-free payment made to eligible people aged 60 or over to help towards their winter heating costs. People aged 80 or over are paid an extra amount. It is a lump sum and in most cases is paid automatically, but some people will need to claim.
You could get between £100 and £300 tax-free to help pay your heating bills if you were born on or before 5 January 1952. This is known as a ‘Winter Fuel Payment’.