If you were born before 24th September 1957, you are eligible for a winter fuel allowance of between £250 and £600. Most people receive it through the post in November or December.
If you live alone, you should get the whole amount, and if you live with a partner or spouse of pension age, the payment may be split between you.
If you need to make a claim, contact the Winter Fuel Payment Centre:
Telephone: 0800 731 0160
Textphone: contact Relay UK on 18001 then 0800 731 0160
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