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DWP Winter Fuel Payments 2022: DWP Confirms New Rates And Who Qualify For £300 Boost

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DWP Winter Fuel Payments: The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released updated guidance for millions of older people set to receive a £300 one-off ‘Pensioner Cost of Living Payment’ on top of their Winter Fuel Payment later this year.

Chancellor Rishis Sunak announced last week that pensioners are disproportionately impacted by higher energy costs, and many low-income pensioner households do not claim the means-tested benefits they are entitled to.

In order to help people over State Pensions age manage energy bills this winter, more than 8 million eligible households who receive the Winter Fuel Payment across the UK will receive an extra £300 from November 2022.

The Winter Fuel Payment, including the extra Pensioner Cost of Living Payment, is not taxable and does not affect eligibility for other benefits.

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However, the full amount of Winter Fuel Payment you will get for winter 2022 to 2023 depends on your circumstances.

People will be eligible for this payment if they are over State Pension age (aged 66 or above) between 19 – 25 September 2022.

DWP has shared the new payment details, which includes the £300 payment and we have listed them below.

Winter Fuel Payment rates 2022/23

Amounts shown in all examples are the total payments.

You qualify and live alone (or none of the people you live with qualify)

  • Born between September 25, 1942 and September 25, 1956: £500
  • Born on or before September 25, 1942: £600
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You qualify and live with someone under 80 who also qualifies

  • Born between September 25, 1942 and September 25, 1956: £250
  • Born on or before September 25, 1942: £350

You qualify and live with someone 80 or over who also qualifies

  • Born between September 25, 1942 and September 25, 1956: £250
  • Born on or before September 25, 1942: £300

You qualify and live with someone who gets certain benefits

Benefits – Pension Credit, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Income Support.

  • Born between September 25, 1942 and September 25, 1956: £500 – only one of you will get the payment
  • Born on or before September 25, 1942: £600 – only one of you will get the payment

You qualify, live in a care home and do not get certain benefits

Benefits – Pension Credit, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Income Support

  • Born between September 25, 1942 and September 25, 1956: £250
  • Born on or before September 25, 1942: £300
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There are certain circumstances where an individual above State Pension age does not qualify for the Winter Fuel Payment which can be found on GOV.UK, here.

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