Winter Fuel Payment - How do I challenge a Winter Fuel Payment decision?

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

Last reviewed 23 August 2023

How do I challenge a Winter Fuel Payment decision?

If you disagree with the decision made on your claim you can usually ask for it to be looked at again known as a ' '. If you still disagree with the further decision you can then appeal to an independent tribunal.

The time limits are strict, you will usually be given one month to dispute a decision, so it is important to seek advice and act quickly.

See our guide to challenging decisions which includes the different process for challenging decisions in Northern Ireland  Challenging Department of Work and Pensions Benefit Decisions


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