Cold Weather Payments - are you eligible?

1st March 2018

If you’re getting certain benefits, did you know you might be able to claim Cold Weather Payments?

They're different from Winter Fuel Payments and if you're eligible, you’ll get £25 for each seven-day period of very cold weather (below zero degrees celsius) between 1 November and 31 March.

You'll usually get Cold Weather Payments if you're getting:

  • Pension Credit
  • Income Support
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit

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