Countdown For Fuel Payments For Pensioners

Over 60s who haven't yet claimed the Winter Fuel Payment have just days to get in touch with The Pension Service to receive help with energy costs.

Pensions Minister Mike O'Brien urged older people to get their claim forms in the post before 28 March. The Winter Fuel Payment is £200 for the over 60s rising to £300 for the over 80s.

Mr O'Brien said: "Following recent increases in fuel costs, it's more important than ever that older people claim all the help they're entitled to.

"Over eight million households, and more than 12 million people, will get help towards their winter fuel bill this year.

"The vast majority received their Winter Fuel Payments before Christmas. But there may still be people out there who have not claimed this money.

"I'd urge everyone who hasn't claimed their money to call the helpline now and get a claim form."


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