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Does the qualifying date for winter fuel payment change yearly?

leeCal
leeCal Member Posts: 5,222 Disability Gamechanger
Does the qualifying date change yearly?

Winter Fuel Payment

This is a tax-free payment to help people born on or before 5 October 1954

keep warm during winter. Some people call it winter fuel allowance.


Eg will the qualifying date next year be people born on or before 5th october 1955?

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― Dalai Lama XIV

Comments

  • Lulu_1949
    Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
    @leeCal . As far as I am aware.The winter fuel allowance does change every financial year. So there is a date change. Hope this helps . Check it by googling ....enter winter  fuel allowance and it will give you all the criteria you need. 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 5,222 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you @Lulu_1949 ?

    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


    ― Dalai Lama XIV
  • Lulu_1949
    Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
    @leecal you are welcome glad to help x can I ask where your profile picture was taken?
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 5,222 Disability Gamechanger
    I must admit @Lulu_1949 it’s a free stock picture. Lovely church covered in snow.

    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


    ― Dalai Lama XIV
  • Lulu_1949
    Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
    @leecal aww thanks hope you don’t think I was being nosey , it just looks tyrolean... it’s a beautiful picture. I was born in Austria and it so looks like it could be there.
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 5,222 Disability Gamechanger
    I think you’re probably right @Lulu_1949, do you miss Austria?

    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


    ― Dalai Lama XIV
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 5,304 Disability Gamechanger
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 5,222 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you @calcotti

    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


    ― Dalai Lama XIV
  • Lulu_1949
    Lulu_1949 Member Posts: 226 Pioneering
    @leeCal yes, I love it there all my relatives on my mother’s side live there . I normally go every year to light the candles on the graves for my mum. We lived up in the mountains near a large lake in southern Austria. Can’t go Cos of this COVID but hope things are going to get better soon. 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,265 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2021
    @Lulu_1949 - Ich liebe Osterreich - sorry don't know how to do an umlaut. I've been skiing there twice, but it was a long time ago; once at Bad Ischgl, & then another time near Serfhaus, but I can't remember the name. After seeing the Oberammergau Passionsspiele another time we then next stayed in Innsbruck, & visited Salzburg. I have also visited & holidayed in Kitzbuhel, the last time being when it was celebrating being 700 years old, so unfortunately also a very long time ago.
    I remember either the first or 2nd time I was in Austria looking around a couple of churches graveyards. I couldn't believe how beautiful they were, with small photographs of former family members, & I took some photos myself.
    I hope you are able to visit again when it's safe to do so, & light the candles on the graves of your relatives.

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