Cllr Richie Molloy would like to remind Older people who have worked in the UK that they may be eligible for its winter fuel allowance. 130,000 people living in Ireland could be eligible for the payment worth up to ?350 each year.
This follows a European court decision which ruled the scheme must be extended to people who have worked all their lives in the UK but did not take up the grant.
There are 131,000 Irish pensioners who are eligible for the UK?s winter fuel payment and many are not aware of this. Those who did not apply for the payment before leaving the UK may claim while living in Ireland.
To qualify for Winter 2013/2014, you must have been born on or before 5th January, 1952.
Please note time limits apply to Winter Fuel Payment claims - Winter 2013/2014 claims must be received on or before 31st March, 2014.