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Weather payment?

Am wondering how apply for extra help with weather payment 


  • MarkN88MarkN88 Member Posts: 763 Pioneering
    Do you mean cold weather payment? There is eligibility you have to meet and it is paid automatically if you meet this. 
  • OverlyAnxiousOverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Cold weather payment is paid by the government if the average temperature in your area drops below 0c for 7 consecutive days. 

    Warm home discount is a credit of £140 off your winter heating bill.  You'd have to check whether your provider is part of the scheme or not.  However, it is operated on a first come first served basis with limited space.  You may find that it's no longer available this far into the winter.

    For both payments you will need to meet eligibility criteria, receiving certain benefits etc.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The criteria for the cold weather payment is here. https://www.gov.uk/cold-weather-payment/eligibility there;s no need to apply for this.

    You can check if one has been activated in your area by putting your postcode into this link. https://coldweatherpayments.dwp.gov.uk/

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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