1. Overview

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

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

The 2015 to 2016 Cold Weather Payment scheme has now ended. The 2016 to 2017 Cold Weather Payment scheme is due to start on 1 November 2016. You’ll be able to check if your area is due a payment in November 2016.

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

Cold Weather Payments are different to Winter Fuel Payments.