4. How to claim

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.

If you don’t receive your Cold Weather Payment

Tell your pension centre or Jobcentre Plus office if you think you should have received a Cold Weather Payment but you haven’t.

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