The Government states pensioners are “disproportionately impacted by higher energy costs”. In consequence, it’s issuing the £300 one-off payment to eligible people to assist with rising costs this winter.
It is believed the payment will likely be made available to eight million pensioner households.
They need to be in receipt of the Winter Fuel Payment as a way to be eligible for this support.
It can be paid on top of other one-off support a pensioner household is entitled to.
This, for instance, includes those on Pension Credit or individuals receiving disability advantages.
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Some will likely be excluded from the winter fuel payment, and thus the £300 energy bill support entirely.
It’s because pensioners who’re expats and living in certain places overseas is not going to be eligible for a winter fuel payment.
The Government website explains: “You can’t get the payment when you live in Cyprus, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Malta, Portugal or Spain.
“It’s because the common winter temperature is higher than the warmest region of the UK.”
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People is not going to qualify for the Winter Fuel Payment in the event that they are in hospital getting free treatment for greater than a 12 months.
This can also be the case in the event that they were in prison for the entire week from September 19 to 25, 2022.
Individuals don’t qualify in the event that they need permission to enter the UK, and their granted leave states they can’t claim public funds.
Finally, a Winter Fuel Payment is not going to be issued to those that lived in a care home for the entire time from June 27 to September 25, 2022 and got one among the next advantages:
- Pension Credit
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance