Winter Fuel Payment - Can I get other help with fuel as a pensioner?

A Winter Fuel Payment is a one-off, tax-free payment made to households with someone over pension age.

Last reviewed 23 August 2023

Can I get other help with fuel as a pensioner?

Pensioners who get Pension Credit can get £150 off their winter fuel bill through the Warm Home Discount scheme. Lots of pensioners are entitled to Pension Credit but are not receiving it. Use our free, confidential online benefits calculator to check if you could get Pension Credit to access extra help. 

In 2023 and 2024, councils have Household Support Funds to help households who are struggling. Contact your council to see if they can help.

The government cost of living scheme is giving extra help to pensioners:

  • Extra between £150 and £300 on Winter Fuel Payment.
  • Extra lump sum payments of £300 and £299 in Autumn 2023 and Spring 2024 for households getting Pension Credit.


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