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Heating Allowance

Volume 977: debated on Wednesday 30 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when claimants aged under 5 years and over 75 years will be paid the automatic additional 95p for heating

Existing claimants who are entitled to the addition will receive it on the first occasion on which their payment is reviewed between the period November 1979 to May 1980 with arrears from 12 November 1979. Those starting to receive supplementary benefit will, of course, receive the addition at once.