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Have you received your Winter Fuel Payment yet?

Winter Fuel Payments should have been issued by this week - act if you do not have yours

Many of you have got in touch saying you haven’t received your winter fuel payment yet, and there are several threads in the Forum with many of you expressing concerns.

Winter Fuel Payments will provide important support to those struggling with heating bills amid the cold weather. As the payment should have been issued this week, those who have not received the sum are being urged to claim.

Winter Fuel Payments are specifically designed to assist eligible people with the cost of their heating bills as Britain experiences a cold snap. With more time spent indoors, it is likely energy bills will soar, and the payments could offer vital aid to certain people. The sum will be available to those born on or before October 5, 1954, who lived in the UK during what is known as the qualifying week.

This is particularly the case given the payment should have been issued by January 13, 2021 – the week just gone.

If a person has not received their payment, they are being encouraged to contact the Winter Fuel Payment Centre.

Individuals here will be able to determine the situation and issue a payment if intended.

Automatic payments should have been made to those who receive the state pension, or those who get another social security benefit.

Click here to the Government website to find out all you need to know

Have you received your payment or are you still waiting?

Have you received your Winter Fuel Payment yet?

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Challinor 1
19th Feb 2021
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Absolute shambles this year. I have friends who have still not received it and now told by MARCH! Wouldn't surprise me if some of it has been 'redirected' during last year.
viking
7th Feb 2021
1
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The £150 winter fuel allowance will be more than swallowed up by the impending hike in fuel prices for 2021.
In fact in some cases it will produce a minus, so one does not have to be a bacalaurean to work out the result..............worse off again.
viking
4th Feb 2021
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The picture of a Lynx lying in front of a radiator has Subliminal Indicators.
If someone has a cuddly ,furry pet such as a cat or dog which could be used on the lap, or in bed to provide warmth then these people will be placed lower down the winter fuel payment scheme. Those who do not have cuddly furry pets will receive their payments first. Anyone owning a Newfoudland Hound will be assessed seperately.

Caveat is that the foreign owned power companies will be entitled to claw back this money by using confusing tariffs to the betterment of dividends paid to foreign shareholders to keep them warm and cosy during the winter.
jeanmark
24th Jan 2021
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No problems, it was received as expected and at the right amount.
tyger8
22nd Jan 2021
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Phoned today and been told I will receive it by the 31st March, it is a disgrace, four different dates I've been given, since receiving the letter, with the incorrect bank details last November.
Carolastro
8th Feb 2021
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Hi there, I have been promised payment twice but I still wait, at least you managed to speak to somebody on the phone, when I tried phone number I went round in circles just listening to automated messages which just led me back to their website. It’s an absolute disgrace you can’t even speak to a human being on the phone.
tyger8
8th Feb 2021
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Martin Lewis mentioned it on his show a couple of months ago but hasn't followed it up.
SueC62
21st Jan 2021
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Both me (first time) and my 91 year old dad, for eho I hold poa, got ours quite early on but both payments were wrong. Apparently there has been a system change/upgrade and we sorted it on the phone. My underpayment's been sorted but they haven't yet contacted me re dad's overpayment.
MrsPat
21st Jan 2021
1
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The old man manages this. I must ask him.
viking
22nd Jan 2021
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Keep your eye on him, men are sometimes forgetful managers !!!
Bald123
21st Jan 2021
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Been chasing and think its in the post
Wilf
19th Jan 2021
3
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Contacted them for my 91 year old pops-no joy yet
Wiseoldbird
19th Jan 2021
3
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Chasing for my 85year old father, 2 emails sent, no response as if yet
annettemoore
19th Jan 2021
3
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I had to chase for my 87 year old father. They stated they had changed their computer system and needed clarification. When he phoned they asked him how long he had lived at his address and how much was his pension payment. We spoke to 0800 731 0160 we had to wait about 30 mins to get through

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