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Help with energy costs - Winter Fuel Payments and Cold Weather Payments

If you are struggling to pay your energy bills, find out about the various schemes and grants that may be available to help towards the cost of energy.

Winter Fuel Payments and Cold Weather Payments

The following Government schemes may be available to you if you are on certain benefits:

Winter Fuel Payments: This is a payment made to people over Pension Credit age to help with fuel costs.

Cold Weather Payments: If you are on certain benefits, you may be eligible for this benefit if the average temperature in your area falls to 0° Celsius or below for seven days in a row between 1 November and 31 March each year.

Read our Winter Fuel Payments guide

Read our Cold Weather Payments guide

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