Winter fuel payments are an age-related payment made to those who have reached state pension age. There are no plans to change the eligibility criteria at this time.
The Government has provided a generous package for those most in need, with one-off Cost of Living Payments.
Winter fuel payments will be increased this winter to £500 for a household with someone of state pension age and under 80 and £600 for a household with someone aged 80 or over. Disabled customers who are of state pension age will receive a Winter Fuel Payment.
Around six million people across the UK who receive disability benefits will receive a one-off Cost of Living payment of £150 by the end of September. For the many disability benefit recipients who receive means tested benefits, this £150 will come on top of the Cost-of-Living payment of £650 this year, made in two instalments - the first from July, the second in the autumn.