What is a cold weather payment?

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In the winter months, it can be miserable for those who just cannot afford to heat their homes.  Many keep warm by layering up with thermal wear but some crank up the heating then find they cannot afford the bills.

Cold weather payments really help those in need.

The government give given certain qualifying households financial help when the temperature drops below zero for one consecutive week.

If you qualify for the payment, you could receive £25 per week between 1 November and 31 March.

To find out whether you qualify, click here.