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7. Benefit Entitlements

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This category covers the different benefits which a person who is in care may be entitled to.

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Cold Weather Payment

The Cold Weather Payment is for those who are already receiving other benefits. It is a payment of £25 for each 7-day period between November and March where the average temperature in your location is recorded as zero degrees celsius or below.

People who are receiving the following benefits are eligible to receive the Cold Weather Payment: Pension Credit, Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance and Universal Credit.

You do not need to apply to receive Cold Weather Payments, they will be paid into your bank account automatically.