1. Overview

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

The 2013 to 2014 Cold Weather Payment scheme has now ended.

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

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.

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

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