Winter Fuel Payment
An annual payment for older people. To qualify you must receive a state pension (some exclusions apply) or get another social security benefit (not Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Child Benefit or Universal Credit).
If you qualify but haven’t received an automatic payment; contact the Winter Fuel Payment helpline on 0800 731 0160.
Warm Home Discount
The Warm Home Discount (WHD) is a one-off discount on your energy bill over the winter. This year the discount is £140. It is available for 2 groups of people:
- Core Group: you receive the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit.
- Broader Group: you have a low income and meet your energy supplier’s individual criteria.
Open the following document, provided by Nottingham City Council, to see if your energy supplier is offering the WHD and if you qualify.
Cold Weather Payment
If the average temperature in the area is recorded as, or forecast to be, 0 degrees Celsius or below for 7 consecutive days and you receive an eligible means-tested benefit. You will get a payment of £25 for each 7-day period of very cold weather.