Welcome for range of Executive Winter Fuel Payments
Published: 12 December, 2011
"This one off winter fuel allowance payment funded by the executive, which is set to benefit 250,000 people throughout the north.
"This includes a £100 payment to cancer sufferers who are undergoing treatment and to those in receipt of pension credits. This payment for cancer sufferers is very welcome news and something which Sinn Féin have been campaigning on for some time now and given recent cuts by the British Government to the Winter Fuel Payments for senior citizens this intervention by the executive is timely.
Additionally £75 will be paid to people in receipt of income support, job seekers allowance and employment and support allowance which will hopefully go some way to alleviating some of the financial pressure on these lowest of income groups.
I also welcome the fact that all these payments will be automatically issued instead of having to be applied for. ENDS