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.

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.

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.