June 21, 2012
MP Mike Weir, will bring forward a Private Member's Bill at Westminster on Wednesday (June 20th) to suggest Pensioners should receive their winter fuel allowance earlier if they are not connected to the UK’s mains power grid and therefore rely on home heating oil or other alternative fuels.
The winter fuel allowance is usually paid in November or December and is designed to help the elderly with their heating costs.
People who live alone and were born before July 5th 1951 receive £100, while those aged 80 or over receive £300.
Mr Weir went on to say that by paying the sum earlier in the year would allow people to fill their heating oil tanks when prices tend to be cheaper, therefore getting them a better deal.
Heating Oil prices are low at the moment. Do you have room to top up your tank?