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Winter Fuel Payment

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost would be of extending eligibility for the £200 winter fuel payment to those non-pensioner households who qualify for cold weather payments. (82910)

We estimate the cost of extending winter fuel payments to non-pensioner households that are eligible for a cold weather payment would be £300 million in 2005-06.


1. Estimates based on DWP benefit data and rounded to the nearest £50 million.

2. Actual receipt of a cold weather payment depends on local temperatures as well as meeting qualification conditions. Here it is assumed that all eligible cases would receive a payment of £200.