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Lump-sum payments to help with home heating costs

Thu, 13 Jan 2022

People on low incomes who do not receive any income-related Social Security benefit payment can now claim a lump-sum of £75, £50 or £25 to assist with home heating costs.

The Variable Rate Winter Bonus is being introduced as an extra support measure in light of rising gas and oil prices, and is designed to assist those who fall just outside existing criteria.

Winter bonuses are already available for those receiving income support, income-based jobseeker’s allowance and employed person’s allowance.


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