Good news for British expats living in Spain, claiming winter fuel payment.
Thanks to a judgement of the European Court more expats in Spain (and other UE countries) will be eligible for Winter Fuel Payments (WFP) this year. In previous years WFPs have only been made to former UK residents who qualified for the payment before leaving the UK and who are now living in the European Economic Area including Spain.
This year you may be eligible to receive WFP if you have a “genuine and sufficient” link with the UK. Several factors are considered in order to assess, for example how long someone has lived and worked in the UK and whether they receive UK State Pension or other benefits.
Who can get Winter Fuel Payment in Spain in winter 2012/2013?
In general, any UK citizen who has reached the current State Pension age© Copyright 2012 Lisa Sadleir, All rights Reserved. Written For: Costa Consulting Bureau