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Uk News Who gets the £300 pensioner cost of living payment and how it's paid  United Kingdom news
21 November 2022 - 19:01

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The Government has introduced a range of cost of living measures to help soften the blow of rising energy and living costs brought on by the war in Ukraine and the UK’s inflation. The package of support includes a £650 cost of living payment, energy grants and a £300 top-up for this year’s winter fuel payment – or “heating allowance” – which is an annual tax-free payment provided by the DWP for older people. Anyone who is eligible for the winter fuel allowance can receive £100-£300 each year. This year, the Government will give about eight million pensioners an extra £300, which is called the pensioner cost of living payment, to help with rising costs.When will the winter fuel allowance be paid?When he was chancellor, Rishi Sunak promised in the House of Commons that the winter fuel payment would be with pensioners by autumn 2022.Those eligible will receive a letter telling them how much they will receive and an estimated payment date. They will be paid by Friday 13 January, 2023 at the very latest.Anyone who has not received their payment by that date should contact the winter fuel payment centre.More from MoneyCost of living payment dates: When the new £900 CoL payment, winter fuel allowance are paid21 November, 2022Gender pay gap reveals women take home £564 less than men each month20 November, 2022Secrets of a window cleaner: 'I'm absolutely terrified of heights. I'm paralysed by fear'20 November, 2022Do I need to apply for the payment?You don’t typically have to apply for the winter fuel payment if you are eligible.

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.If you have not had the payment before, you will need to claim if any of the following apply, namely that you:do not get benefits or a state pension;only get housing benefit, council tax reduction, child benefit or universal credit;get benefits or a state pension but live in Switzerland or an EEA country;get an adult disability payment from the Scottish Government.Who can claim the winter fuel allowance?The winter fuel payment will be made available for households that include someone born on or before 25 September, 1956.You can claim winter fuel payment by phone or by post. Call 0800 731 0160 (+44 191 218 7777 from outside the UK) or find the claim form here.Before you call, you will need to know your:national insurance number;bank or building society details;BIC and IBAN numbers if you live in an EEA country or Switzerland;date you were married or entered into a civil partnership (if appropriate).What is the criteria for the Winter You cannot get the payment if you live in Cyprus, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Malta, Portugal or Spain because the average winter temperature is higher than the warmest region of the UK.The payment is made to individuals, rather than households.However, people will receive less money if they live with someone who also qualifies.

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