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.