Help For Pensioners with Cost of Living

Monday 28 November, 2022 Written by 
Help For Pensioners with Cost of Living

EXTRA PAYMENTS -  Over 11 million pensioners have started to receive payments of up to £600 to help with their energy bills this winter. This includes the Pensioner Cost of Living Payment, a top up to regular Winter Fuel Payments of an additional £300 per household. These are being paid by the Government over the next two months, the vast majority automatically. There is more information on Winter Fuel Payments eligibility and how to claim on GOV.UK

The money will appear in bank statements with the payment reference starting with the customer’s National Insurance number followed by ‘DWP WFP’ for people in Great Britain, or ‘DFC WFP’ for people in Northern Ireland.  

Pensioners can also check if they are eligible for Pension Credit - worth an average £3,500 a year - using the Pension Credit calculator. The DWP urge people to apply as soon as possible, and no later than 18 December to ensure they qualify for an extra £324 cost of living help. 

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