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Date: 16.01.2010
From: krystal

Subject: can you get a heating allowance?

if you have arthritus as someone told me you could?
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Date: 16.01.2010
From: Della

Subject: Re: can you get a heating allowance?

I think its only if you get other benefits as well they give you 25 per month.I dont think you can get it if you only receive dla it has to be another benefit so no good for me :(
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Date: 17.01.2010
From: bsk

Subject: Re: can you get a heating allowance?

I thought it was 25 if the temperature has been 0 or below for a week if you are on DLA. Or if you are a pensioner you get 250 or 400 if you are over 80.
Correct me if I'm wrong.
Sally
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Date: 17.01.2010
From: shaz

Subject: Re: can you get a heating allowance?

hi just checked out if you can get heating allowance if in receipt of dla and the answer is no we cant reason given is we get dla all year round not just when weather drops below 0,but you can apply for grant from warmfront for new boilers and loft insulation if in receipt of dla and the allowance for the grant is 3500 hope this info of some use lol
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Date: 17.01.2010
From: Lynn B

Subject: Re: can you get a heating allowance?

Hi i heard if the temperature in your area (postcode)has been 0 or below for 7 days you can if you are on dla get 25, towards your heating and is automaticaly paid with your benefit (not sure how true)i think you have to get motorbility as well?
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Date: 17.01.2010
From: bsk

Subject: Re: can you get a heating allowance?

I think Shaz is right about people on DLA not getting it. I think it's only if you get income support or another benefit. My Mum was on DLA and didn't get anything until the Labour govnt bought in the winter fuel allowance for pensioners.
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Date: 18.01.2010
From: Della

Subject: Re: can you get a heating allowance?

yes she is right its only if its below a certain temparature for so many days think its 7 and if you are on dla and another social security benefit.
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Date: 02.02.2010
From: jill

Subject: Re: can you get a heating allowance?

some info for ya all......luckily we live in huge house....as u enter the hallway, either side is a room, frontroom and 2nd reception room, that room we have made our bedroom, moved after my hip op couple years ago .....IF u sleep on the ground floor with access to a toilet or shower(have to fit certain criteria) U can receive a discount on your council Tax....we get about 40.00(not massive amount) each month.....our council tax is usually 210...each month, so does help getting that discount.... all u have to do is ring Up the council tax dept, tell them u r registered disabled etc, and u then get it....no one came to check, they took my word....but a form Must be filled in, they send u one....so goood Luck
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Date: 03.02.2010
From: Verity

Subject: Re: can you get a heating allowance?

So is this one different to working tax credit? Ive always been personally against benefits etc, but coz weve been struggling so much for money with having to have heating on all the time and so high were after anything were eligible for at the mo lol
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Date: 03.02.2010
From: Jill

Subject: Re: can you get a heating allowance?

the council tax one, i get discount becos my bedroom is downstairs in the 2nd reception room....regards the heating allowance thingy, I dont know about any of that....so if anyone is downstairs, with use of a toilet downstairs, u can claim!
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