What is 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.
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Age rules: There are no specific age rules
Type of benefit: Means tested
Administered by: JobCentre Plus