Energy schemes - Benefits - Winter Fuel Payments and Cold Weather Payments

If you are struggling to pay your energy bills, find out about the help you can get.

Last reviewed 24 October 2023

Benefits - 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 age (66) to help with fuel costs
  • Cold Weather Payments – If you are on a low income, you may be eligible for these if the average temperature in your area falls to 0° Celsius or below for seven days in a row
  • Welsh Fuel Support scheme - details for this scheme for 2023/24 have not been announced yet
  • Scottish Child Winter Heating Assistance gives extra money over winter to families of disabled children
  • Scottish Low Income Winter Heating Assistance - it's not certain when this payment is due and how much it is.

Use our Benefits Calculator to check your entitlement to benefits.


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