Cold Weather Payment
An extra payment of £25 per week, paid automatically if in receipt of certain benefits for every week in which the average temperature is equal to or below 0 degrees Celsius.
Who can apply
This benefit is aimed at the:
- Long-term ill
- State pension age.
You must be currently be receiving one of the following:
- Pension Credit
- Income Support
- Income Support based Jobseeker's Allowance
- Income support based Employment and Support Allowance
- Universal Credit
Your claim must include specific premiums or you have a child under the age of 5. The payment will be added to your usual benefit payment.
How to apply
You should receive this benefit automatically if you receive one of the benefits mentioned above.
For enquiries please contact the office that deals with your benefit claim.
Visit the GOV.UK cold weather payment pages.