Keeping your home warm
Winter Fuel Payment
Phone 0845 9 15 15 15
If you're aged 60 or over and normally live in Scotland, this payment could be for you. (There are some exceptions. For example, if you have been in hospital for more than 52 weeks.)
You may also be eligible for a Cold Weather Payment during cold spells.
You will not have to pay tax on any Winter Fuel Payments you may receive.
If you are aged 80 or over you may also be entitled to an extra payment with your Winter Fuel Payment. You can find out more about Winter Fuel Payments on our website.
You can also contact the Winter Fuel Payment Helpline or phone the helpline on 0845 9 15 15 15. The line is open from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Calls are charged at the local rate. (A textphone service is also available for people who have difficulties with their hearing or speech on 0845 601 5613.)