- Over 11 million pensioners across the country will receive an extra £300 as part of their annual Winter Fuel Payment this month as part of the Conservative Government’s £49 billion package of cost of living support.
- This is in addition to the news that the Conservative Government has protected the State Pension Triple Lock.
- Payments will be paid automatically with the annual Winter Fuel Payment, with no need for those who already receive the payment to apply for the uplift.
Local Conservatives have welcomed that 19,607 pensioners in the Chorley constituency will receive an additional £300 as the Conservative Government’s Pensioner Cost of Living Payments begin to be sent out today (23 November).
These payments will be made directly to over 11 million pensioners in receipt of the Winter Fuel Payment, demonstrating the Conservative Government’s commitment to supporting pensioners with rising costs through the winter.
In addition to this £300 uplift to the Winter Fuel Payment for pensioners, the Energy Price Guarantee will help to keep household energy bills as low as possible – saving the typical household £900 this winter. Every household is also benefitting from a £400 grant, automatically deducted from their energy bills, as the Conservative Government takes real action to help people with the cost of living.
“Pensioners across Chorley are facing rising living costs due to Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine, so it is vital that we take real action to support them.
“I welcome the news that 19,607 pensioners across the Chorley constituency will be receiving the Conservative Government’s £300 Pensioner Cost of Living Payment as part of their annual Winter Fuel Payment, as well as the news that the Triple Lock is being protected.
“This will give pensioners much needed support this winter and protect the most vulnerable in the face of rising prices.”
Commenting, Work and Pensions Secretary Mel Stride said:
“We know the pressures pensioners across the country are facing which is why we’re providing all pensioner households with an additional £300 on top of their Winter Fuel Payments to heat their homes and stay warm this winter.
“This extra payment is just one part of the wider support package the Government is delivering to help with rising bills, including the biggest State Pension increase in history.
“We will continue to support the most vulnerable as we deal with the impact of Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine and the aftermath of the pandemic – as demonstrated by the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement announcement of additional help to follow next year.”