You could get between £100 and £300 tax-free to help pay your heating bills if you were born on or before 5 July 1951. This known as a ‘Winter Fuel Payment’.
Most payments are made automatically between November and December. You should get your money by Christmas.
You should get a Winter Fuel Payment automatically if you get the State Pension or another social security benefit (not Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit or Child Benefit).
Any money you get won’t affect your other benefits.
Find out the full details on Winter Fuel Payments and other benefits you might be entitled to at http://ht.ly/fPYE1