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Cold weather assistance is available to Universal Credit beneficiaries

You may be able to get Cold Weather Payments if you claim certain benefits.

If you’re eligible, you could get £25 if the average temperature in your area is recorded as, or forecast to be, zero degrees celsius or below over seven consecutive days. 

The scheme is valid for the year between November 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.

You’ll get the payments if you’re on Pension Credit, Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Universal Credit or Support for Mortgage Interest.

You don’t need to apply, as you’ll get paid automatically.

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