Cold weather payments
You do not need to apply for Cold Weather Payment. You will get it automatically if you’re getting:
- Pension Credit
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- Universal Credit
- Support for Mortgage Interest.
You’ll get £25 for each 7 day period of very cold weather between 1 November and 31 March. Very cold weather is an average of zero degrees Celsius or below.
After each period of very cold weather in your area, you should get a payment within 14 working days. It’s paid into the same bank or building society account as your benefit payments.
Cold Weather Payment does not affect your other benefits.