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Pensioner Winter fuel payment

COOL1956
COOL1956 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
Not had any letter re  Pensioner  Winter fuel payment new to this my first time.  Also nothing on the Warm Discount I get of £140.
In receipt of state pension and both Pip now, was previously on Income related ESA, legacy type, previously, SDA.

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2022
    To qualify for WFP you have to have been before 26th September 1956. Does that apply to you?

    i note you say you previously got ESa including SDP. Have you checked entitlement to Pension Credit (which would also include SDP in the calculation if you still meet the qualifying conditions). You can't claim Pension Credit if you have a partner who is below pension age.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • COOL1956
    COOL1956 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
    Yes I qualify 23/09/1956.     I was receiving from 1992 Severe Disablement Allowance, which migrated into ESA income related support group, till that ceased at Pension date September, 2022.   In  Receipt of Pip since July 2022.  Am single.  
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2022
    Sorry, I thought you meant SDP in your ESA rather than SDA prior to your ESA.

    However if you live alone, receive Daily Living PIP and nobody claims Carer’s Allowance or the carer element of UC for looking after you then you are entitled to a Severe Disability Premium in the calculation of means tested benefits. Do all of those conditions apply? If so PC would top up your weekly income to £252/week if your income would otherwise be less than that.

    Possibly you haven’t had the WFP letter yet because your SP claim has only recently been processed.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • COOL1956
    COOL1956 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thanks for that. 
    I do receive both living and enhanced Pip.

    I am single and my two adult sons are still at home both work full time  don't have any UC or carer payments.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2022
    COOL1956 said:
    I am single and my two adult sons are still at home both work full time  don't have any UC or carer payments.
    As you have adult sons at home the SDP I referred to is not applicable because you are not living alone.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • COOL1956
    COOL1956 Community member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thanks for your help appreciated👍
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    You are welcome @COOL1956. It is the very least you deserve.

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you. We are all here for you and listening to you  :)
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