You usually get a Winter Fuel Payment automatically if you’re eligible and you get the State Pension or another social security benefit (not Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Child Benefit or Universal Credit).
If you’re eligible but don’t get paid automatically, you’ll need to make a claim. You have until 31 March 2018 to claim for winter 2017 to 2018.
Most payments are made automatically between November and December. You should get your money by 15 January 2018. If the money isn’t paid into your account before then, call the office that pays your benefits – their details are on any letters they sent you. Any money you get won’t affect your other benefits.
Cold weather Payments
You may get a Cold Weather Payment if you’re getting certain benefits. You’ll get a payment if the average temperature in your area is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees Celsius or below for 7 consecutive days.
The Cold Weather Payment scheme runs from 1 November to 31 March. Check if you can get a payment in your area. You’ll get a payment of £25 for each 7 day period of very cold weather between 1 November and 31 March.
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