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25 Feb 2010

Written by Damien

Damien is one of the most widely quoted money and investment experts in the national press and has made numerous radio & TV appearances. He created MoneytotheMasses.com while working in the City when he became disillusioned with the way the public were left to fend for themselves because they could not afford financial advice.

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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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