Winter Fuel Allowance
You could receive between £100 and £300 tax-free to help you pay your heating bills if you were born on or before 5 May 1953. This is known as a ‘Winter Fuel Payment’.
You usually get a Winter Fuel Payment automatically if you get the State Pension or another social security benefit (not Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Child Benefit or Universal Credit).
You’ll get a letter telling you how much you’ll get and an estimated payment date. Most payments are made automatically to your bank account between November and December.