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Cold weather payment

If you were born on or before 5 April 1954 you could get up to £300 towards your heating bills.

The tax-free annual benefit is normally paid from November but most payments are made by Christmas.

The Cold weather payment is aimed at residents who are:

  • Long-term ill
  • Disabled
  • State pension age.

To be eligible for the Cold weather payment you must be receiving one of the following:

  • Pension Credit
  • Income Support
  • Income Support based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income support based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit

Any money you get towards your heating bill will not affect any other benefits.

You should receive the Cold weather payment automatically if you receive one of the benefits mentioned above.

For more information and to download an application form please visit GOV.UK.