Claiming benefits if you live, move or travel abroad
7. 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 don’t 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, eg you’ve lived or worked in the UK.