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Heating and Housing Benefits 

Housing benefit

You could get Housing Benefit to help you pay your rent if you’re on a low income. Housing Benefit can pay for part or all of your rent. How much you get depends on your income and circumstances.

You can apply for Housing Benefit whether you are unemployed or working.

Cold weather Payment

You may get a Cold Weather Payment if you are getting certain benefits. You will 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.

Winter Fuel Payment

If you were born on or before 5 November 1953 you could get between £100 and £300 to help you pay your heating bills. This is known as a ‘Winter Fuel Payment'.

Find out more at GOV.UK - Heating and Housing Benefits

Last reviewed: 08/11/2018