You may get a Cold Weather Payment if you’re getting certain benefits.
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 for 7 consecutive days.
You’ll get £25 for each 7 day period of very cold weather between 1 November and 31 March.
The 2017 to 2018 Cold Weather Payment scheme has now ended. Next year’s scheme is due to start on 1 November 2018. You’ll be able to check if your area is due a payment in November 2018.
Cold Weather Payments are different to Winter Fuel Payments.