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Old 17.01.2019, 14:55
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UK Pension - Winter fuel payment

Did anyone else fail to get their 2018 payment?
In previous years it always arrived OK.

I know it is a small amount but I do not remember the UK Govt. ever allowing me not to pay stuff because the amount was small!

I checked their website and pensioners living in Switzerland are still entitled.

I sent them an email but they replied they only deal with Winter fuel payments on the phone. I tried phoning but after 5 minutes of listening to lift music at international call rates I gave up.
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Old 17.01.2019, 15:02
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Did anyone else fail to get their 2018 payment?
In previous years it always arrived OK.

I know it is a small amount but I do not remember the UK Govt. ever allowing me not to pay stuff because the amount was small!

I checked their website and pensioners living in Switzerland are still entitled.

I sent them an email but they replied they only deal with Winter fuel payments on the phone. I tried phoning but after 5 minutes of listening to lift music at international call rates I gave up.
Wow you have to pay international rates to call the UK, CH must be really backwards, I can call over 100 countries for standard rates from France, did you try Skype?
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Re: UK Pension - Winter fuel payment

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Old 17.01.2019, 15:19
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Wow you have to pay international rates to call the UK, CH must be really backwards, I can call over 100 countries for standard rates from France, did you try Skype?
But if you live in France then you are no longer eligible for Winter fuel payment
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Old 17.01.2019, 15:26
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But if you live in France then you are no longer eligible for Winter fuel payment



...psssst, Skype works from Switzerland too
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Re: UK Pension - Winter fuel payment

I suppose in Malta neither . Will check with OH if we have received ours as per usual.
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Old 17.01.2019, 16:01
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...psssst, Skype works from Switzerland too
Long ago switched to WhatsApp but seems the UK govt is not so advanced!
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Long ago switched to WhatsApp but seems the UK govt is not so advanced!
Looks like you will have to log in once again! Calling the UK can't actually be expensive in 2018 even with Swisscom?
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Re: UK Pension - Winter fuel payment

Is that the £10 payment? If so we got ours on December 3rd.
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Old 17.01.2019, 15:59
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Is that the £10 payment? If so we got ours on December 3rd.
No, that is the Christmas bonus which also arrived OK.

Winter fuel payment is £200.
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No, that is the Christmas bonus which also arrived OK.

Winter fuel payment is £200.
In that case, no we haven’t received it.
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Re: UK Pension - Winter fuel payment

Sorry am I missing anything ?
Why should we still be getting a winter fuel payment when we don't live in the UK ?
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Sorry am I missing anything ?
Why should we still be getting a winter fuel payment when we don't live in the UK ?
Because all UK pensioners are entitle to claim it, along with their OAP.
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Old 28.02.2019, 14:35
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Because all UK pensioners are entitle to claim it, along with their OAP.
Only the ones who live in ‘cold’ countries.
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