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DWP confirms final date £600 pensioner cost of living payment should arrive | Personal Finance | Finance

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To assist older people this winter, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is issuing a Winter Fuel Payment in addition to a Pensioner Cost of Living Payment. A Winter Fuel Payment is on the market to people born before September 26, 1956, to supply necessary support with heating bills within the colder months. 

The quantity an individual will get features a Pensioner Cost of Living Payment this 12 months, as a one off.

It means in total, eligible Britons could get between £250 and £600 to assist with rising costs. 

The cash could go towards covering the fee of soaring energy bills, or provide helpful money for other day-to-day expenses. 

Mel Stride, work and pensions secretary, said: “Because the cold weather bites, it is nice to have the opportunity to verify over 99 percent of eligible pensioners have already received as much as £600 to assist with their energy bills this winter.

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The reference can also be accompanied by an individual’s National Insurance number. 

Because the payment is made mechanically, Britons is not going to must do anything or apply for the additional money.

If the cash has not appeared in an individual’s account yet, it must be there between now and January.

Nevertheless, a final date to keep in mind is January 13, 2023.

If pensioners haven’t been paid by then, they’re urged to ascertain their checking account to see if the payment has slipped in unnoticed.

Otherwise, they’ll contact the Winter Fuel Payment Centre for further clarification.

Individuals must be aware the centre can be closed for calls on:

  • Monday, December 26, 2022.
  • Tuesday, December 27, 2022
  • Wednesday, December 28, 2022
  • Monday, January 2, 2023.
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