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Cold Weather Payment - What is a Cold Weather Payment?

Find out more about Cold Weather Payments.

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

Taxable: No

Administered by: JobCentre Plus
 

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