You don’t need to apply. If you’re eligible to get a Cold Weather Payment, you’ll be paid it automatically.
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 be able to check if your area is due a payment in November 2014.
If you have a child under 5 living with you
If you get Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or income-related Employment and Support Allowance you’ll need to tell Jobcentre Plus if:
- you’ve had a baby
- a child under 5 has come to live with you
Otherwise, you won’t automatically receive any Cold Weather Payments you should get.