Overview

You may get a Cold Weather Payment if you’re getting certain benefits or Support for Mortgage Interest.

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

You’ll get a payment if the average temperature in your area is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees celsius or below over 7 consecutive days.

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

The 2020 to 2021 Cold Weather Payment scheme has now ended. You’ll be able to check if your area is due a payment when next year’s scheme starts on 1 November 2021.

Cold Weather Payments are different to Winter Fuel Payments.