State pension recipients could get extra £600 - but deadline approaching in just days

The Winter Fuel Payment could help older people concerned about their heating bills
The Winter Fuel Payment could help older people concerned about their heating bills

The fund is available to those born before September 26, 1956, and will this year include a Pensioner Cost of Living Payment of between £150 to £300

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The Winter Fuel Payment could offer respite to older people who are concerned about their heating bills during the cold months as the cost of living crisis rages on.

The fund is available to those born before September 26, 1956, and will this year include a Pensioner Cost of Living Payment of between £150 to £300.

This means Brits could get between £250 and £600 to help them with heating costs.

Most payments are made automatically in November or December.

If the payment is coming your way, you should have already received a letter saying:

- How much you will get

- Which bank account it will be paid into - this is usually the same account as a state pension or other benefits.

The DWP has offered detail on the last date by which people should receive their Winter Fuel Payment.

This should be January 13, 2023, therefore people should receive their payments within days.

If an eligible person has not been paid by this week they are urged to check their bank account.

If their money has not arrived, their next course of action should be to contact the Winter Fuel Payment Centre.

UK residents can call 0800 731 0160, or email the payment centre via the GOV.UK website.

Those outside the UK can also email the centre, or call 0191 218 7777.

The amount paid out will depend on when a person was born.

It also relies on an individual’s circumstances between September 19 to 25, 2022, known as the ‘qualifying week’.