Will the Winter Fuel Payment increase at Budget? Potential good news for pensioners


Claimants who were born on or before September 26, 1941 and live with someone 80 or over who is also eligible for the Winter Fuel Allowance can get £150, as can those who live in a care home and do not get certain benefits.

Finally, people born between September 27, 1941 and September 26, 1955 who live with someone else who also qualifies can get £100. The same goes for people born in that age range who live in a care home and do not get certain benefits.

The rules are slightly different depending on whether the claimant or their partner receives benefits such as Pension Credit, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Income Support.

For example, someone who was born on or before September 26, 1941 and lives with someone who gets one of the named benefits can get the full £300, but only one person in the household will get the payment.



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