Winter Fuel Payments
Automatic payments will be paid to around 11 million people. People will not need to apply for the Winter Fuel Payment if they have received it previously, or are already claiming State Pension or another social security benefit (other than Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit or Child Benefit).
Those who haven't received a Winter Fuel Payment before or who are not in receipt of a relevant social security benefit will need to make a claim.
Those people who are newly eligible and who need to claim, and have not already received a claim form, can get one by visiting the Winter Fuel Payment website or by calling the helpline on 08459 151515.