What You Need To Know About The Winter Fuel Allowance

If you are someone who lives in the Greater Britain area or the Northern Ireland area and were born before or on July 5th 1951 it is a good chance that you would qualify for the winter fuel allowance. The amount you receive is going to vary on case by case basics as the amount is determined by situational things. But, you can expect to receive anything from 100 to 300.

How to Apply

There are two ways that one can apply for this allowance. The first way is to print off the application on the web and the second way is to request for an application to be sent to you via mail. Once you have completed the application you will then send it in and your application will be processed. Additionally, if you do meet all of the requirements that are in place to be eligible – yes there are more outside of the birth date requirement – you will receive your money and you will not have to worry about repaying a dime.


If you move after sending in the application you will want to make sure that you give the office a ring. If you do not they have no way of knowing that you have switched addresses.

How Is The Money Received?

Everyone is obviously going to want to know how they are going to receive the money. Well, this is easy. If you qualify you will have the option of either receiving the money in your bank account or by a check. The decision is up to you. However, if you are a couple you may receive one joint payment depending on your situation yet if you just have a roommate two separate payments will be made.

When Can The Money Be Expected?

Obviously, if you have been approved you are going to want to know when you should be looking out for your money. If the team receives your application before September 23rd you can expect that you will have the funds before the Christmas season. However, if you do not meet that deadline you can expect your funds to be delivered to you the following year.

Are Back Payments Made?

If you are eligible for this allowance you can file for the past winters that you chose not to file your claim. The procedure for doing so is the same as the one that we mentioned previously, – getting the application either via the internet or mail and sending it back to the office for processing. Additionally, all of the same guidelines for approval are going to be in place as well. Overall, you should now be aware of the basic information that you need to know about the winter fuel allowance. However, if you have more questions or concerns do a simple search on the web or call the office and you should be able to find out basically everything you need to know.

Find more about Gas and Electricity:http://www.uswitch.com/gas-electricity/guides/winter-fuel-payment/