Finally - two allowances for pensioners.
Winter Fuel Payments.
This year the Chancellor has increased the payments to pensioners to assist with winter fuel costs:
• £200 for households with someone age 60 or over, or
• £300 for households with someone age 80 or over.
This increased amount will apply for the rest of this parliament.
Free central Heating!
Pensioners on Pensions Credit will be able to install central heating free of charge.
Other pensioners, not receiving Pensions Credit, can apply for a £300 discount if they did not previously have central heating in their homes