What are Cold Weather Payments

Canstock image

What Are Cold Weather Payments

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.  You can apply for a cold-weather payment in England and Wales which 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 are eligible to get a cold weather payment, you will be paid it automatically.
  • You can apply if you are receiving certain benefits or support for mortgage interest
  • If you qualify you’ll receive a payment if the temperature in your area drops or is forecast to be 0 degrees Celsius or below for over 7 consecutive days.  Between 1 November and 31 March, you will get £25 for each 7 day period of very cold weather.
  • Payment is made within 14 working days.
  • Cold Weather payments do not affect your other benefits.

Please note, cold weather payments are different from winter fuel payments and the Warm Home Discount scheme.

Click here to claim.

Find Further Guides, Products and Services here

What is the Warm Home Discount Scheme

Cold Weather Payments

Winter Fuel Payment

How to Lower Heating Costs in the Winter

How to reduce mortgage payments

How to budget for Christmas

How to improve your chances of getting a mortgage

How to deal with debt

How to Improve your Credit Score

How to reduce your bills

How to get your money back from a mobile phone provider who has overcharged you

How to switch utility supplier

How to increase energy efficiency in your home

How to know what make of appliance to buy

What is the most energy-efficient tumble dryer

How to protect your home from burglars

How to change prepayment meter to a standard energy meter

How to teach your children to save

How to appeal redundancy Decision

How to submit a claim for an Employment Tribunal

How to buy a council property