Winter Fuel Payments

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps =he is taking to ensure that pensioners become better aware of their right to claim winter fuel allowance.

Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

In over 95 per cent of cases, people over women’s State Pension age receive a Winter Fuel Payment automatically, and do not need to make a claim since the Department already holds the information necessary to make the payment.

However, details of eligibility and how to make a claim are available on www.GOV.uk

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