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Cold Weather Payment - Can I get a Cold Weather Payment?

A Cold Weather Payment is money to help with fuel costs during periods of very cold weather. The period of cold weather must cover seven consecutive days, between 1 November and 31 March, when the average temperature must be zero degrees Celsius or below.

Can I get a Cold Weather Payment?

You might qualify for a Cold Weather Payment if you are claiming Pension Credit and do not live in a care home.

You may also be able to get a Cold Weather Payment if you do not live in a care home and are claiming Income Support, Income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance or Universal Credit as long as one of these statements also applies to you:

  • You get an extra amount in your benefit (a premium) for having a disability or for being over state pension age
  • You have a child under five
  • You have a child and you get Child Tax Credit with an extra amount for their disability


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