Whether a person is employed or not, if they have a disabled child amount in their claim, then they will be eligible.
While Cold Weather Payments are usually paid automatically to those eligible, there may be an instance when action needs to be taken.
This is if a person on certain benefits has a baby or a child under the age of five comes to live with them.
Government guidance explains: “Tell Jobcentre Plus if you get Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance or income-related Employment and Support Allowance and:
- You’ve had a baby
- A child under five has come to live with you.