Cold Weather Payment
The Cold Weather Payment is automatically paid during periods of extreme cold. Various qualifying criteria apply.
If you’re getting certain benefits, you may be able to get a Cold Weather Payment.
- Payments will be made when your local temperature is either recorded as, or forecast to be, an average of zero degrees Celsius or below over 7 consecutive days.
- The 2012 to 2013 Cold Weather Payment scheme has now ended. The 2013 to 2014 Cold Weather Payment scheme will start on 1 November 2013. You’ll able to check if your area is due a payment in November 2013.
- You’ll get a payment of £25 for each 7 day period of very cold weather between 1 November and 31 March.
All Benefits come with a number of 'conditions of eligibility'. To get independent help, information and advice, pop into the Portland Centre and we will be happy to run through all the conditions to make sure you never lose out through not knowing.
If you need help with making sure you get everything you are entitled to, just call us on 01305 824333 or email us using our contact form or pop in to see a Portland Centre Staff member, to receive immediate assistance.