Cold Weather Payments
You may get an automatic payment if the average temperature in your area is recorded as, or forecast to be, 0 degrees celsius, or below, for 7 days in a row.
The Cold Weather Payment scheme runs from 1st November to 31st March each year.
The payment is £25 for each 7-day period of very cold weather between these dates and is not taxable.
Cold Weather Payments are different from Winter Fuel Payments.
You may get a Cold Weather Payment if you’re getting:
Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (ESA)
Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
Check if your area is due a payment by searching with your postcode.