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The Independent Online
A GOVERNMENT helpline has been set up to advise pensioners on their entitlement to new winter fuel payments, it was announced yesterday.

The poorest pensioners on income support will receive pounds 50 by the end of November. Others will get pounds 20 in January. The winter fuel payments helpline is on 0645 151 515, and is manned from 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, until March 1999.