DWP confirms 13,000 Cold Weather Payments triggered across UK – full list
This means 11,000 eligible claimants have received financial assistance depending on their postcode, figures from the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) suggest. The DWP has updated its list of the postcodes which are eligible to receive an additional £25 in financial aid. Cold Weather Payments are only triggered to eligible claimants when the average temperature has been recorded as, or is forecast to be, zero degrees or lower for a seven-day period.
The postcodes triggered this winter so far are:
- Aviemore – AB37, IV13, PH19-26 (covering 21/12/2021 – 27/12/2021)
- Braemar – AB35-36, PH10-11, PH18 (21/12/2021 – 28/12/2021 and 02/01/2022- 08/01/2022)
- Aboyne – AB30-34, AB38, AB51-55, DD8-9 (16/12/2021 – 22/12/2021)
- Loch Glascarnoch – IV4, IV6, IV7, IV14- IV16, IV23-24, IV63 (19/12/2021 -25/12/2021)
Families who claim certain benefits and need extra cash to pay for their heating bill could be eligible for a Cold Weather Payment.
With only a couple of months left until the Cold Weather Payment scheme closes, the DWP is letting the public know the Government is providing aid to those who are most in need at this time of year.
Those who are in receipt of benefits such as Universal Credit or Pension Credit will be able to get the £25 sum, provided they live within a triggered postcode.
Furthermore, anyone who claims Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, income-related Employment and Support Allowance or Support for Mortgage Interest will qualify for Cold Weather Payments.
Unlike other benefits, no application is needed as payments are made automatically by the DWP.
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