Apply for Winter Fuel Payment urges Cunningham

Ballycastle SDLP Councillor Dónal Cunningham has welcomed the reassurances given by the Social Security Agency in respect of Winter Fuel Payments.

He said: “The amount of Winter Fuel Payment you can get each winter can vary according to your personal circumstances. Most payments are made automatically between mid-November and December. You should get your money by Christmas 2013.

“You will receive a notification letter giving you and estimated payment date. If you qualify and you are not getting a Social Security benefit (or you only receive Housing Benefit or Child Benefit you will need to make a claim. I encourage people to avail of this payment which can greatly assist particularly vulnerable and elderly people during the winter.”

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