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Heating Allowance

Volume 33: debated on Monday 6 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will provide a cash allowance for heating for pensioners and families with children on supplementary benefit during this winter.

This Government have already made heating additions automatically payable to all supplementary pensioners aged 70 or over and to all supplementary beneficiaries with children under five. These claimants and other supplementary beneficiaries may also qualify for further help with heating, for example, because of poor health or accommodation which is difficult or expensive to heat.