Alone is recommending the fuel allowance begin in September and end in May, with an increase from 33 Euro to 53 Euro per week

It's also calling for an increase of 40 Euro in the State Pension over the next two budgets

The organisation has urged the government to simplify the processes for older people who are applying for entitlements.

CEO of Alone Sean Moynihan said more than one hundred thousand older people are at risk of food and energy poverty this winter.

 

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