Stay warm this winter

We want to make sure you stay safe and well this winter.

Read our our advice on keeping warm on our cold weather guidance page. You can also get information on how manage your energy bills on our home energy page.

Am I eligible for cold weather payment?

You may get a Cold Weather Payment if you’re getting certain benefits.

Payments are made when your local temperature is either recorded as, or forecast to be, an average of zero degrees Celsius or below over seven consecutive days.

You’ll get a payment of £25 for each 7 day period of very cold weather between 1 November and 31 March.

Winter Fuel Payments of between £100 and £300 are available if you were born on or before 5 January 1952. Most people will receive this money automatically but to find out more call 08 459 15 15 15 or visit www.direct.gov.uk/winterfuel

 

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