1. Overview

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 7 consecutive days.

The 2014 to 2015 Cold Weather Payment scheme has now ended. The 2015 to 2016 Cold Weather Payment scheme is due to start on 1 November 2015. You’ll be able to check if your area is due a payment in November 2015.

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