The Pensioner Cost of Living payment is a top-up to your normal Winter Fuel Payment. If you’re entitled to a Winter Fuel Payment for winter 2023 to 2024, you'll get the top-up with your normal payment from November 2023.
The top-up is £300 per household.
If you live with someone who is also entitled to a Winter Fuel Payment, you'll each get a £150 top-up.
You’ll get this in addition to any low income or disability Cost of Living Payments you qualify for.
The full amount of Winter Fuel Payment (including the Pensioner Cost of Living Payment) you'll get for winter 2023 to 2024 depends on:
- when you were born
- your circumstances during the qualifying dates
You can get a Winter Fuel Payment for winter 2023 to 2024 if you were born before 25 September 1957.
You'll get a letter in October or November telling you how much Winter Fuel Payment you’ll get if you’re eligible.
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