Pix, There is a difference between the Cold Weather payment and the Winter fuel allowance which everyone over 60 gets.Although winter fuel is also paid automatically you might want to check they are getting it.
Details about both of these are on our website in our section about Fuel costs
* Warm Front Grant (England)
Help towards improvements in insulation and heating
* Dealing with large bills
What to do if you are having difficulty paying a large bill
* Ten top tips for saving energy
How to keep warmth in, cold out, and fuel bills down
* Reducing your fuel bills
Could you be paying less for your fuel?
* Cold Weather Payments
Payments made to certain people when the temperature is freezing for a week
* Winter Fuel Payments
Payments for people aged 60 or over to help with the cost of fuel
* Energy Helplines
A list of useful helplines to help you save money and energy