Can I get a Winter Fuel Payment?
You will be eligible if you were born on or before 5 January 1953 for winter 2015 to 2016 (the date changes every year) and
you will be living in the UK throughout the week of 21 to 27 September 2015.
If you live in another European Economic Area country or Switzerland you may still be eligible if you have a genuine link with the UK (excluding Cyprus, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Malta, Portugal and Spain).
If you meet the qualifying age, but you live in a care home you get a reduced payment; unless you get Pension Credit, income-related Employment and Support Allowance or income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, in which case you do not qualify for a Winter Fuel Payment.