You don’t need to apply. If you’re eligible to get a Cold Weather Payment, you’ll be paid it automatically.
Use the Cold Weather Payment tool to find out if your area is due to receive a payment.
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.