HUDDERSFIELD MP Barry Sheerman has welcomed the Government's Winter Fuel Payment plan.
He said the scheme brought direct benefits to the residents of Huddersfield.
Mr Sheerman said: "I received a letter about the fuel payment program from one of my constituents, who was delighted to have received a cheque through the post.
"It is wonderful to see first-hand how pensioners are being helped during these difficult winter months."
The Winter Fuel Payment awards £200 to all households with someone over 60 and £300 to those over 80.
Five million over 70s will also get a one-off extra payment of £100 - meaning some households will receive as much as £400.
Mr Sheerman added: "Millions of pensioners are also entitled to Council Tax Benefit. However, unlike the Winter Fuel Payment, this needs to be claimed for. Almost four in 10 pensioners are missing out."