If you claim UC then you may be eligible for a £25 payment for every week of cold weather during winter. Find out if you qualify for this payment and when to expect it...
Who is eligible for this payment?
You can qualify for Cold Weather Payment if you have a disabled child on your claim. There is no rule regarding earnings if you have a disabled child on your claim.
You can qualify for Cold Weather Payment if you have no earnings on your claim and one of the following applies -
When is payment made?
The scheme runs 1st November to 31st March.
The temperature in your area has to have been (or expected to be) below 0°C for at least 7 days.
If you are eligible, payment should be made automatically into your bank account.
This is paid as a separate payment and should be made within 14 days.
Check if any payments are due in your area using the postcode checker below.
If payment is due and has not been made then send a message to 'service issues' on your journal.