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Winter Fuel Payment

What is a Winter Fuel Payment?

A Winter Fuel payment is a one-off, tax-free payment made during the winter.

Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Age rules: You will qualify for your first Winter Fuel Payment when you reach Pension Credit age

Type of benefit: Non means tested. You do not have to have paid national insurance contributions.

Taxable: No

Administered by: Department for Work and Pensions