Money tip #13 – Over 60? Claim your free Winter Fuel Payment
If you are aged over 60 you will almost certainly be entitled to claim the Winter Fuel Payment from the government....
To quote the Directgov website - the purpose of the Winter Fuel Payment is to help the over 60's pay for keeping warm in winter. The amount of the payment you will receive can be between £125 and £400 depending on your situation.
The main eligibility criteria for the 2009-10 winter is that you were aged 60 or over on any day between 21-27 September 2009. If you have not received the payment previously you will likely have to submit a claim. But hurry you only have until the 30th March to claim it!
For full details on eligibility and how to claim visit the Directgov website here
Free money! KERRRCHING!!!
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