Winter Fuel Payments
You can claim a Winter Fuel Payment if you:
- meet the eligibility conditions for them
- live in Switzerland or a European Economic Area (EEA) country (except for Cyprus, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Malta, Portugal or Spain)
You do not need to have claimed in the UK before you go. But you must have a ‘genuine link with the UK social security system’ to claim, for example you’ve lived or worked in the UK.