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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
  • Disabled
  • 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.

Further information

Visit the GOV.UK cold weather payment pages