Winter Fuel Payments

You may be able to claim an annual Winter Fuel Payment if all of the following apply:

  • you moved to an ‘eligible country’ before 1 January 2021
  • you were born before 26 September 1956
  • 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

Find out if you’re eligible and how to claim from abroad.

If you’ve got Winter Fuel Payments in the past while living abroad, you do not need to make another claim. You’ll continue to get paid automatically.

If you move to a different country, you should report your change in circumstances.