Winter Fuel Payments

You can claim a Winter Fuel Payment if all of the following apply:

  • you were born on or before 5 October 1954
  • you live in Switzerland or a European Economic Area (EEA) country (except for Cyprus, France, Gibraltar, Greece, Malta, Portugal or Spain)
  • you have a genuine and sufficient link to the UK - this can include having lived or worked in the UK, and having family in the UK

You do not need to have claimed Winter Fuel payments in the UK before you go abroad.