The Government’s Cold Weather Payments are an automatic payment eligible residents will receive if the average temperature in the area is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees celsius or below over 7 consecutive days.
You’ll get £25 for each 7 day period of very cold weather between 1 November and 31 March.
After each period of very cold weather in your area, you should get a payment within 14 working days. It’s paid into the same bank or building society account as your benefit payments.
Further information is available at www.gov.uk/cold-weather-payment.